A spectacular feast of kung fu comes to Barnstaple this September in the form of the legendary Shaolin Warriors.

Mystic martial arts prowess with the Shaolin Warriors in Barnstaple this September. Picture: ContributedMystic martial arts prowess with the Shaolin Warriors in Barnstaple this September. Picture: Contributed

UPDATE: This show has been cancelled

The Queen’s Theatre will host the breath-taking extravaganza on Saturday, September 1 at 7.30pm.

Direct from China, the Shaolin Warriors bring with them a spectacular production of punching, kicking and tumbling, featuring rarely-seen Buddhist meditation alongside deadly martial-arts prowess.

Promoter Pete Tobit says this is much more than a kung fu show and is a traditional strength through adversity story.

Mystic martial arts prowess with the Shaolin Warriors in Barnstaple this September. Picture: ContributedMystic martial arts prowess with the Shaolin Warriors in Barnstaple this September. Picture: Contributed

He said: “This breath taking extravaganza starring 20 kung fu masters follows the journey from a young child’s initiation into the monastery, to achieving fully fledged warrior status through diligent training and study.”

From balancing on sharp metal spears to smashing marble slabs with sheer brutal strength, from the troupe’s incredible synchronization to their proficiency with 18 dangerous traditional weapons, the Shaolin Warriors promises to ‘amaze audiences beyond the boundaries of their own belief’.

The show is supported by stunning scenery, atmospheric music, spectacular lighting and costumes.

For tickets and information call 01271 316063 or go to thequeenstheatre.co.uk.

Don't try this at home! Mystic martial arts prowess with the Shaolin Warriors in Barnstaple this September. Picture: ContributedDon't try this at home! Mystic martial arts prowess with the Shaolin Warriors in Barnstaple this September. Picture: Contributed