This week world famous Cirque Du Soleil will be arriving at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena to perform it's signature production Varekai. Featuring new acts previously unseen by UK audiences the critically-acclaimed show is sure to delight and entertain us Geordies when it arrives in the toon this Wednesday. Cirque Du Soleil will be performing at the Metro Radio Arena from Wednesday 15th February until Sunday the 19th of February and it really does sound like a show that is not to be missed.
Cirque Du Soleil is a major Quebec-based organisation which was formed back in 1984 with a group of 20 street performers and now has over 1,300 performing artists from over 50 countries. Over the years it has become world renowned for providing top class entertainment that will take your breath away, performing to over 160 million spectators in over 400 cities all over the world. It is a show that I have always wanted to see myself, I keep hearing how utterly mind-blowing and fantastic the show is from friends who have been lucky enough to see it.
The show they will be preforming - Varekai (pronunced ver-ay-kie) produced by Dominic Champagne sounds utterly delightful. Here is what Cirque Du Soleil have to say about the show.
"Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world - a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai.
The sky lets go a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaledidoscopic world imbued with fantstical creatures, a young man takes flight on an adventure both absurd and extraordinry. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of pure and undiuted possibility, begins an inspired incantattion to a life rediscovered and to a newly found wonder in the mysteries of the world and the mind."
I think you will agree that the show sounds incredible and is not to be missed. Cirque Du Soleil have already visited London, Sheffield and Dublin and will be arriving in Newcastle from the 15th to 19th February before heading off to Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham and Glasgow. Full show details and dates can be found on www.cirquedusoleil.com/varekai.
Tickets are still available for the Newcastle show so be sure to snap one up before they sell out.
Wednesday 15th February 8 pm
Thursday 16th February 8 pm
Friday 17th February 8 pm
Saturday 18th February 4pm & 8pm
Sunday 19th February 5 pm
Ticket prices start from £46 and are available to buy from www.metroradioarena.co.uk.
I am going to see the show on the opening night on Wednesday so be sure to check back here on Thursday to see what I thought of the show.
Have you been lucky enough to see Cirque Du Soleil before?