Friday, 17 February 2017

Cirque Du Soleil Varekai Tour Newcastle - Review

Cirque Du Soleil is a show that I have wanted to see for such a long time now, I have always heard such great things about it in the press and from people who had seen it themselves. So when I was recently invited to see the show on opening night in Newcastle I jumped at the chance, taking my teenage daughter along to watch the show with me. Earlier in the week, I posted all the details about the Cirque Du Soleil tour Varekai, where to buy tickets and what the show was about which you can read about here.

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So after seeing the show myself what did I think of it?


I was wowed by the stunts, performances and costumes and I can safely say that Cirque Du Soleil is like nothing that I have ever seen before. The whole performance was faultless and had the audience mesmerised and on the edge of their seat at times. The show featured amazing acrobatics, balancing acts and trapeze artists to name just a few. I heard my teenage daughter gasp "wow" so many times throughout the show. 

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I honestly did not know where to look at times as there were so many amazing performances and you did not know what was going to happen next. Performers would come down from the air doing the most breathtaking stunts, they would appear from underneath the stage or from within the audience. There was a clown act who would just come out of nowhere, while I was not a fan myself they did get a lot of laughs and appealed to the children in the audience. There was always something happening in the background too, with performers on swings or climbing in the forest background of the stage. 

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After some of the jaw-dropping aerial stunts that had been performed, I honestly did not know how they would end the show but they left the best until last. Ending the show was a troupe of very daring acrobats who jumped and somersaulted from moving Russian swings. They were breathtakingly brilliant and had the whole audience amazed and on the edge of their seats. 

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Before we knew it the two-hour show was over, the time had passed so quickly as it had been such an enjoyable show. As I mentioned I took my teenage daughter with me to see the show and she really enjoyed it although she did not understand the full story of what was happening with the show, she was impressed with the performances. So while the show is very family friendly I would probably say it is suited to slightly older children rather than younger ones. 

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Overall we really liked the show, I would certainly go and see a Cirque Du Soleil performance again in the future too. If you are looking for an unforgettable show to enjoy with a group of friends, family or older children then I really do recommend Cirque Du Soleil. It will be in Newcastle until this Sunday (19th) before heading to Leeds (22-26 Feb), Birmingham (1-5 March) Nottingham (8-11 March) and then Glasgow (15-19 March). 

Have you seen Cirque Du Soleil Varekai before? 

Disclosure I received complimentary tickets to this show for the purpose of this post. 



38 comments:

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Cirque de Soleil such an amazing spectacle as your review clearly shows!

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    1. It was such an amazing show, the acts were amazing! I have never seen anything like it before xx

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  2. I adore Cirque De Soleil and would love to watch this - I've not been in years!

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    1. It was my first time, I am so glad I got to see it as I have always wanted to watch it xx

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  3. It sounds like such an amazing show...I would love to see it. I have seen them on TV and they always look so fantastic x

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    1. It really was fantastic Kim, I have never seen anything like some of the acts - amazing xx

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  4. Wow this looks amazing I'd love to see a show like this.

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    1. It really was like nothing I have seen before xx

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  5. I have always wanted to see cirque du soleil and the talent of each performer is quite breathtaking. What a fabulous experience x

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    1. It really was a fabulous experience. I hope you get to see it someday soon as I am sure you will love it xx

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  6. I do love a visit to the circus and this looks amazing. I have to watch between my fingers for some of the acts

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    1. I was the same, some of the acts had me feeling rather nervous xx

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  7. Wow, that looks like a breathtaking show. It's just incredible what people can do! I live quite close to Birmingham so maybe I'll be able to see the performance:)

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    1. I really hope you get to see the show in Birmingham as it is amazing xx

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  8. This sounds so amazing - all the performers must train so hard. They're all athletes in their own right and the stunts are breathtaking!

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    1. They really must as they were faultless, some of the things they can do is mind blowing - so much strength xx

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  9. I've been to see Cirque De Soleil a few times and the performances are always breathtaking! Great pictures. Glad you and your daughter enjoyed it xx

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    1. This was my first time and I loved it. The pictures are not mine they were sent from Cirque Du Soleil for this post as photos were not aloud xx

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  10. It looks amazing, gutted i didnt get to go!

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    1. It really was amazing, you really would have loved it. Hopefully you get to go next time xx

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  11. The performance looks amazing! this type of art! Is amazing! At one point in my life I do want to go to a show and just experience this.

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    1. I hope you get to experience it someday as I am sure you will enjoy it. xx

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  12. wow! Every time I go to a circus I want to become a performer! I love it x

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    1. The performers were amazing, such skill and strength x

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  13. Whoo it looks great. You have to have so much talent and confident in each other to bring on a show like this. I bet it was amazing :)

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    1. It really was amazing, such skill involved xx

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  14. It look stunning, I don't think I've ever been to see a full show but I feel like I've seen a bit of it before. It's totally amazing what they do and I can see how the time would pass so quickly, you must get drawn in! xx

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    1. You really do get so drawn in, I did not know where to look as so much was going on xx

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  15. I would love to see Cirque de Soleil. It sounds like my kind of show, I hope it's coming to Nottingham

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    1. It is visiting Nottingham, I hope you get to see it xx

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  16. No I haven't seen this. Looks interesting. Would love to.

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  17. I took my Mum to see the Alamuna show back in September, and I totally agree that you don't know where to look. It was my first Cirque show and it left me spellbound and captivated x

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    1. I hope you had an amazing time with your mum. It really is so captivating xx

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  18. It looks amazing. I would love to go and see one of the shows. They are all so talented.

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    1. They really are so talented, I was amazed at the strength and moves xx

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  19. Oh this looks amazing, I love things like this. I watched Gaungdong Acrobatic troupe do Swan Lake once, which was ballet and acrobatics and oh my word is was just amazing and so beautiful.

    Stevie x

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  20. My daughter is desperate to see a circus and Cirque du Soleil is one of the best (so I've heard :) ) , will definitely keep a look out for if it comes to a venue near us

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