Cirque du Soleil’s ‘OVO’ makes its UK debut at the Royal Albert Hall in London. A colourful celebration of nature and co-existence, OVO will be performed in the iconic London venue from 7 January – 4 March 2018. Tickets are on sale now, and for a truly unforgettable Cirque Du Soleil experience a collection of brand-new premium, and VIP experiences for all the family are also available. Tickets can be bought via the Cirque du Soleil website orwww.royalalberthall.com or 020 7589 8212.
OVO will then embark on a brand-new UK arena tour next summer, starting in Liverpool on 16 August 2018, and the show will then visit Sheffield, Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester and finally Birmingham, ending on 7 October 2018. Tickets for the tour are on sale now and can be bought via the Cirque du Soleil website or atwww.livenation.co.uk
The cast of OVO is comprised of 50 performing artists from 17 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. This includes Alanna Baker from Greater London who plays the role of the Black Spider in the show. Having trained at Heathrow, she was crowned gymnastics European Champion in 2011 and won Bronze in the World Championships in 2012. Alanna, who has been training since she was five years old has travelled around the world with OVO to countries as far reaching as Japan and Australia and is now set for a return to her home here in the UK.
Having thrilled more than 5 million people worldwide since the show premiered in Montreal in 2009 as a Big Top show, OVO embarks on a journey, offering the same captivating production as the Big Top performances, but on a larger scale now, visiting major arenas and venues including London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall.
OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colourful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual.
The Creative Team behind the world of OVO is: Artistic Guides Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix; Writer, Director and Choreographer Deborah Colker (first female director at Cirque du Soleil); Director of Creation Chantal Tremblay; Set and props Designer Gringo Cardia; Costume Designer Liz Vandal; Composer and Musical Director Berna Ceppas; Lighting Designer Éric Champoux; Sound Designer Jonathan Deans and for the first time at Cirque du Soleil: Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer Fred Gérard; Acrobatic Performance Designer Philippe Aubertin; and Makeup Designer Julie Bégin.
Cirque du Soleil brings OVO to London’s Royal Albert Hall for an eight-week run from 7 January – 4 March 2018, continuing the UK’s longstanding relationship with Cirque du Soleil, one of the world’s greatest entertainment companies.
Tickets are on sale now via the website or by calling 0845 401 5045 or 0207 589 8212.