Cirque Du Soleil @ The Royal Albert Hall

Cirque Du Soleil @ The Royal Albert Hall

I have pestered my Dad for the last 3 years to see Cirque Du Soleil every time it toured in London in the new year, and thankfully this time he caved and agreed to go with me to see it.

We went on Friday night and as the place wasn’t full, we were able to swap seats and be just a couple of rows from the front! For those of you that haven’t been to the Royal Albert Hall, I urge you to go. It’s INCREDIBLE! It’s so majestic and feels as though you are stepping into an extravagant piece of British history.

The show that is currently running is called ‘Amaluna,’ a tale loosely based on ‘The Tempest’ by Shakespeare. It tells the story of a group of men who end up an exotic island after a storm capsizing their boat and they come across a bevvy of goddesses. One man falls for the queen’s daughter and the rest of the story revolves around his quest to make her his.

Even though I had high expectations, the show still completely blew my mind. A friend had said the first half passed so quickly she was shocked when they announced it was the interval, and I have to admit I felt the same.

There is so much going on in every scene. A collection of acrobatics, trapezes, incredible gymnastics, powerful ballads and fantastic costumes. My eyes were constantly darting around the stage not sure what to focus on next. I challenge anyone to not be captivated by it.

I couldn’t pick which act was my favourite, and for those of you that haven’t seen it, I wouldn’t want to ruin it. But one thing I will say is that I walked away feeling amazed at the lengths the human body can go to and how little most of utilise it to it’s fullest capacity.

As soon the curtains came up, I wanted to see it all over again immediately. I was completely taken in by the make believe world and the universal language they spoke and sang it. I had never considered running away with the circus until then!

The show is running until the end of February and you can get tickets for it here: https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/united-kingdom/london/amaluna/buy-tickets

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  1. February 19, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    You enthusiasm and joy so evident in yours words … and no burger this time either!

    • February 19, 2017 / 10:11 pm

      Thank you very much 🙂 haha yes not a burger in sight this time!!

  2. February 19, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    I absolutely LOVE all Cirque du Soleil’s shows. They never disappoint. Glad you enjoyed it.

    • February 19, 2017 / 10:12 pm

      It was incredible! I want to see all the different shows!

      • February 19, 2017 / 10:36 pm

        Once you see one, you just keep craving for more! If you ever get a chance to see one of their shows in Vegas, do it. It’s even a bigger production. It’s too bad I missed the one showing in London right now. It started showing right when we left.

        • February 20, 2017 / 12:44 pm

          I would LOVE to go Vegas and if I did I would definitely make sure I see a show! Is it on all year round?

          • February 20, 2017 / 2:09 pm

            Yes, it’s on all the time, including holidays. They have multiple shows running at different hotels. I’d recommend going for sure!

          • February 21, 2017 / 12:32 pm

            I’m definitely putting it on my to do list! Thank you 🙂

          • February 21, 2017 / 2:29 pm

            No worries!

  3. February 20, 2017 / 1:11 am

    I went years ago, and loved it so much I went back a second time for the same show!

    • February 20, 2017 / 12:44 pm

      I don’t blame you! It’s amazing

  4. February 20, 2017 / 10:30 am

    I couldn’t catch it at the Royal Albert Hall when I was in London in August so during my second trip in September, I went to Manchester specifically to catch it there! It was STUNNING <3

    • February 20, 2017 / 12:45 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it too and we’re able to catch it somewhere else! It’s possibly the best stage show I have seen!

      • February 20, 2017 / 12:58 pm

        Yeah, it was worth the effort! True that! And may I add phantom of the opera as well 🙂

        • February 21, 2017 / 12:31 pm

          That’s also on my to do list! How does it compare?

          • February 21, 2017 / 3:39 pm

            It’s entirely different than cirque du soleil of course but it was absolutely marvelous! I loved it ❤️

          • February 21, 2017 / 4:47 pm

            I’ve heard such good things about it, I’ll be sure to check it out 🙂

          • February 21, 2017 / 5:31 pm

            Excellent! Let me know what you think when you do 😉 it was so impressive, it blew up my mind!

          • February 22, 2017 / 11:02 am

            I will definitely let you know 🙂

          • February 23, 2017 / 6:04 am

            Great 🙂 Have a nice day.

          • February 23, 2017 / 10:48 am

            Thanks you too!

  5. Coyote from Orion
    February 20, 2017 / 11:11 am

    Love the circus. I wish I could travel on an intergalactic one.

    • February 20, 2017 / 12:45 pm

      Haha that would be pretty damn cool!

      • Coyote from Orion
        February 20, 2017 / 12:53 pm

        For sure. The circus is my favorite archetype or metaphor for life

  6. February 22, 2017 / 8:35 am

    I am so jealous, I have been wanting to go for ages.

    • February 22, 2017 / 11:02 am

      If you can you Should!

    • February 23, 2017 / 10:48 am

      Thank you very much 🙂

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