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Cirque du Soleil returns to London with Totem in January 2019

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

CIRQUE du Soleil has announced that due to popular demand, its famous show Totem will return to London in January 2019.

Approaching its 10th successful year of touring since its 2010 debut, Totem is a fascinating glimpse into the journey of mankind. It will open at the Royal Albert Hall on January 12 and run until February 9, 2019.

On an island evoking the shape of a giant turtle, Totem traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. Through a visual and acrobatic language, Totem explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.

With acrobatic performances evoking selected scenes from the story of evolution, Totem depicts a world of archetypal characters who, in their own way, witness and act out the perennial, existential, questions of life.

Alternating between science and legend, and peppered with aboriginal stories of creation, Totem explores the evolutionary progress of species, Man’s ongoing search for balance, and the curiosity that propels him ever further, faster, and higher…

Since its world premiere in 2010, more than 4.5 million people, in more than 45 cities around the world, have been mesmerized by the intimacy and beauty of Totem. Written and directed by Robert Lepage, Totem features a cast of 46 acrobats, actors, musicians and singers, in an uplifting array of athleticism, comedy, soul-touching theatrics and surprising visual effects.

Totem returns to London after being Cirque Du Soleil’s highest selling tour to visit the city before the incredible success of 2018’s Ovo. Pre-sale tickets for this spectacular show are available from 2pm on June 4 via Cirque Club, SKODA pre-sale from 9am on June 5, with tickets going on sale to the general public at 9am on June 8 via the Cirque du Soleil website or or 020 7589 8212.

A range of Hospitality Experiences are available to enjoy including premium seats – VIP Rouge in the Gallery, Fine Dining at Coda Restaurant by Éric Chavot, the Family Fun Circus Box and VIP Box Experience with a dedicated waiter. Additional packages will be announced later in the year. For more information or to book any of the experiences please contact 020 7589 8212 or visit