London is set to welcome the internationally renowned China National Peking Opera Company to Sadler’s Wells later this month.

The China National Peking Opera Company will present two productions giving UK audiences the rare opportunity to experience the quintessence of Chinese culture.

The highly acclaimed company brings two of the world’s finest exponents of the art form, the legendary stars Yu Kuizhi and Li Shengsu as part of a troupe of 65 performers who are set to fill the stage at Sadler’s Wells.

The first production The Emperor and the Concubine is a beautiful love story championed by Peking Opera Master Mei Lanfang and showcases the masterful art of Peking Opera with its elegant and enchanting dance, song, music and drama.

The second production includes a short martial arts play The Crossroads Inn famous for its humour and elaborate ‘fight in the dark’scene; with the second half of this double bill featuring the mythical folklore story of the legendary Monkey King and his followers who seek justice for the village folk.

The Emperor and the Concubine will run on 19 October 2018, with The Crossroads Inn & The Monkey King and The Leopard running on 20 October 2018 at Sadler’s Wells.