Guaranteed to banish back-to-work blues, this stunningly costumed, virtually plotless show from Cirque du Soleil has, mercifully, partially improved the dire clown sequences in a glossy production with a reptilian theme, blending the daring with the sinuous, and pushing human physicality to the limit.

Best of all are the acrobats glittering in red and gold, who spin and flip each other with the ease of seals tossing a ball.


» Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP. (020 7838 3122). Until Feb 14. £20-£75