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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.