Cirque Du Soleil’s OVO have announced the addition of an extra three weeks at London’s Royal Albert Hall due to overwhelming demand. A colourful celebration of nature and co-existence, OVO will make its UK debut in the iconic London venue from 7 January – 4 March 2018. For a truly unforgettable Cirque Du Soleil experience, tickets are on sale now and include a collection of brand-new premium, and VIP experiences for all the family. Tickets for the extended dates go on general sale at 9am, 28th September 2017 via the Cirque du Soleil website or www.royalalberthall.com or 020 7589 8212.
The cast of OVO is comprised of 50 performing artists from 17 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. This includes Alanna Baker from Greater London who plays the role of the Black Spider in the show. Having trained at Heathrow, she was crowned gymnastics European Champion in 2011 and won Bronze in the World Championships in 2012. Alanna, who has been training since she was five years old has travelled around the world with OVO to countries as far reaching as Japan and Australia and is now set for a return to her home here in the UK.
Having thrilled more than 5 million people worldwide since the show premiered in Montreal in 2009 as a Big Top show, OVO embarks on a journey, offering the same captivating production as the Big Top performances, but on a larger scale now, visiting major arenas and venues including London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall.
OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual.
The Creative Team behind the world of OVO is: Artistic Guides Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix; Writer, Director and Choreographer Deborah Colker (first female director at Cirque du Soleil); Director of Creation Chantal Tremblay; Set and props Designer Gringo Cardia; Costume Designer Liz Vandal; Composer and Musical Director Berna Ceppas; Lighting Designer Éric Champoux; Sound Designer Jonathan Deans and for the first time at Cirque du Soleil: Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer Fred Gérard; Acrobatic Performance Designer Philippe Aubertin; and Makeup Designer Julie Bégin.
Cirque du Soleil brings OVO to London’s Royal Albert Hall for an eight-week run from 7 January – 4 March 2018, continuing the UK’s longstanding relationship with Cirque du Soleil, one of the world’s greatest entertainment companies.
Extra dates to see OVO are on sale from 9am on 28 September via the website or by calling 0845 401 5045 or 0207 589 8212.