Cirque Du Soleil OVO Uk tour 2018

Did you know that the world famous Cirque Du Soleil is in town? I went along to the opening night last night and got to see the brand new show for myself.

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Image downloaded from Cirque Du Soleil website

Cirque Du Soleil – OVO conjures a fantasy world of insects which is interrupted by a tired yet energetic bluebottle carrying a large egg. Hence the OVO, which is Portuguese for egg.

The story follows the Foreigner (bluebottle) and his love at first sight for a ladybug and at times has the crowd belly laughing with his affectionate advances. I particularly liked his attempt at the floss!

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Image downloaded from Cirque Du Soleil website

The costumes are incredible and the background scenes very visually appealing.

If you have ever seen the Chinese State Circus and enjoyed the performances…then your in for a bigger treat with the Cirque Du Soleil.

The show kicked off with some amazing synchronisation from the Ants. It’s something I’ve seen before rolling kiwis on there feet, up until they then added an extra element and starting juggling each other as well juggling the kiwi and corn. It certainly opened up the show with a taste of what was to come!

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Image downloaded from Cirque Du Soleil website

The human trapeze was extremely exciting, if not nail biting on your edge of your seat dramatic at times too. 3 tall poles with the scarabs swinging the women throwing them from one to another, faster and faster.

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Image downloaded from Cirque Du Soleil website

There were so many dramatic acts in each half. Plenty to keep you entertained and whooping for more for the entire evening. But the concluding act of crickets trampolining, backflipping and wall climbing was an incredible way to end the show and certainly my favourite act.

Overall a very enjoyable night, and something just a little bit different. It certainly brightened up our normal mundane Wednesday evening. The whole show was bizarre yet mystifying, you just didn’t know what was coming next, every act kept you on your toes and constantly wanting mores

If you fancy yourself a taste of the action – you can book here!

Tickets are priced between £27 and £70.

Important dates of when and where to see the show

All dates shown are 2018

Newcastle              – August 29th – September 2nd
Glasgow                – September 5th – 9th
Nottingham           – September 12th – 16th
Leeds                    – September 19th – 23rd
Manchester            – September 26th – 30th
Birmingham           – October 3rd – 7th
Dublin                   – October 10th – 14th
Belfast                  – October 17th – 21th

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL ARE TOURING IN UNITED KINGDOM, IRELAND, FRANCE, SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

 

 

 

 

I received complimentary tickets to the opening show – however the review is completely my own opinion.

I am just about to send an email off to the Chief Exec of Cirque du Soleil because after encountering last nights performance I certainly fancy a change in career to the bright lights of the stage…not sure what act me and my Dad bod could bring to it but you never know! Watch this space!

 

 

Im Lew – A blogger and father of two boys, three if you include the dog, living in Sunderland. Not sure I have the hang of this blog niche thing but hey ho, I’m doing it anyway – expect all sorts of randomness.

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6 Comments

  1. 31st August 2018 / 6:28 am

    It looks so good! I love the circus! Great review! Thanks for joining in with #ThatFridayLinky

  2. 31st August 2018 / 6:39 am

    That’s awesome. My wife would love to go see this – she loves Cirque du Sol and watches on TV when available (which isn’t often).
    #ThatLinkyFriday

    • 31st August 2018 / 7:07 am

      You shouldn’t definitely try and take her. It’s amazing. I really can’t put into words what it was like. It’s just something you need to see for yourself. What some of the acts can do with their bodies is mind boggling

  3. Susan Thompson
    31st August 2018 / 9:13 am

    I went last night on a £69 ticket with the hope that the cost would give me a good view however I found the stage too high and would recommend just sitting up in the standard seats straight on to the stage. Incredible acts and funny. Probably more for children I thought but an excellent show non the less. The climbing wall was a lovely feature – highlight of the night for me.

    • 5th September 2018 / 7:57 pm

      We had qood seats with a nice view looking eye line to the stage and it was perfect, I agree it was more children orientated but like you say it was still a brilliant show

  4. 2nd September 2018 / 6:56 am

    I would love to go I love the circus sadly nowhere near us fab review mate Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

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