Cirque Du Soleil - Quidam
Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th March 2009 (7 Shows)
- Doors Open:
Thurs 8pm, Fri & Sat 4pm & 8pm, Sun 1pm & 5pm
Directed by Franco Dragone
OVER 8 MILLION FANS WORLD WIDE
13 YEARS OF SPELL BINDING SUCCESS
BRINGING THE IMPOSSIBLE TO LIFE
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL MASTERPIECE SHOW "QUIDAM"
TOURS UK ARENAS FOR THE FIRST TIME
Preview the sensation that is Cirque Du Soleil
Critically celebrated entertainment group Cirque Du Soleil is to stage a UK arena tour of the breathtaking production Quidam. This spellbinding masterpiece hits the UK for the first time with a series of exclusive shows, astounding North East audiences at The Metro Radio Arena from 12th -15th March 2009 with 7 breathtaking shows.
Directed by the unique and inspirational Franco Dragone, Quidam has toured the world for the past 13 years to wide-spread acclaim and has enjoyed sell-out success across the world in Europe, the US, Australia, Japan, Canada and New Zealand performing to over 8 million fans. America's TIME Magazine says "Beyond Circus, beyond theatre...makes the incredible visible" whilst Australia's The Age is equal in its praise stating "We are surely seeing the world's best performers".
The show follows the sell-out success of Delirium which toured the UK last year. In contrast to Delirium which was a multimedia musical production, Quidam is classic Cirque du Soleil at its very best -usually presented under the big top setting and now for the first time ever in arenas. With more than 50 performers from 14 countries, Quidam is fêted for bringing the impossible to life. The show is a thrilling combination of gravity defying acrobats, awe-inspiring aerial acts, contortionists, rope-jumpers, a balancing duo and of course the acclaimed crazy clowns. Technical expertise and extravagant design are woven together by a dramatic emotional thread where hope and beauty come to life.
In Quidam, the ensemble weaves a narrative of a young girl's adventures in an alternate universe into their surreal, death-defying performance. The show has a unique relevance for a big city audience with one of the key themes exploring the loneliness and isolation of the individual in a world where people are busy, rushing by, caught up in their own personal dramas.
Teresa Meriläinen, PR Manager at Cirque du Soleil, said: "We are thrilled to be bringing Quidam to cities across the UK. The show is a classic Cirque du Soleil masterpiece, known to be one the most emotionally impactful shows in Cirques's repertoire. It has great synergy with big cities because it's all about the anonymity of life in a busy, bustling world."
By limiting capacity the venue will be transformed into an intimate performing space, drawing in the audience in a way more reminiscent of Cirque du Soleil's traditional grand chapiteau tent.
In a recent review the Mail on Sunday awarded Cirque Du Soleil - Quidam 4 stars saying 'Time after time my breath was taken away by yet another even more astonishing feat, and the show never ran out of puff'.