Warriors raise cancer profile

Kung Fu stars from the Shaolin Warriors tour, which high-kicks into Southsea’s Kings Theatre on May 13, have painted their faces blue to raise awareness of prostate cancer.

Spokeswoman Charlotte Lander said: “Shaolin Warriors and production company Theatre Productions International have joined forces with The Prostate Cancer Charity in order to fundraise and highlight the importance of prostate cancer awareness.

“The stunt by the 26 young men from China was in support of The Prostate Cancer Charity’s Do Blue campaign, which hopes to help men reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer by making better lifestyle choices. Cancer of the prostate is the most commonly-diagnosed cancer in UK males, with approximately 37,000 cases diagnosed per year.”

Sue added: “Returning to the stage with a brand-new 66-date nationwide show, this breathtaking theatrical performance vividly showcases the rarely-seen Kung Fu masters’ feats of agility, strength and skill. Featuring Buddhist meditation and rigorous martial arts training, the show is an extravaganza of scenery, atmospheric music, beautiful lights and hundreds of costumes.”