Cirque du Soleil's Quidam extends run
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
CIRQUE du Soleil has extended the run of Quidam at the Royal Albert Hall by ten performances. Beginning on Janaury 4, 2014, the award-winning show’s limited engagement in London is now booking to Feburary 16, 2014.
Previously Posted: Cirque du Soleil are returning to the Royal Albert Hall with their award-winning production, Quidam, which runs for a limited season from January 4 to February 9, 2014, during which time the company will welcome its 3 millionth London patron.
Since receiving its world premiere in Montreal under the Big Top in April 1996, Quidam has toured on five continents and played to over 10 million patrons worldwide. In December 2010, it embarked on a new journey, performing the same production in arenas throughout the world.
Young Zoé is bored; her parents, distant and apathetic, ignore her. Her life has lost all meaning. Seeking to fill the void of her existence, she slides into an imaginary world – the world of Quidam – where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul.
Quidam features an international cast of 45 world-class acrobats from 19 countries across the globe, including the award-winning acts Banquine, in which fifteen artists perform sequences of acrobatics and human pyramids in synchronized movements, and Aerial Contortion in Silk combining intensity, power and grace suspended high above the stage. Other acts include Aerial Hoops, Rope Skipping, Diablo and Juggling.
Quidam is directed by Franco Dragone and artistic guide is Gilles Ste-Croix. Set designs are by Michel Crête, with costume designs by Dominique Lemieux and François Barbeau, musical direction and composition by Benoit Jutras, choreography by Debra Brown, lighting by Luc Lafortune and sound by Franc̹̹ois Bergeron.
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 performing artists from almost 50 different countries. Since 1984, Cirque du Soleil has been seen by over 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.
Tickets: Adults from £20; Children (12 and under) from £14; Military, Seniors and Students (valid on select shows) from £18 – available now at www.cirquedusoleil.com/quidam or by calling 0845 401 5045.
Performances: Tuesday to Sunday – for full schedule visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/quidam.