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Amaluna: Cirque du Soleil’s Invitation to a Mysterious Island

Due to huge demand, Cirque du Soleil has returned to the Royal Albert Hall this year with Amaluna, their visually astonishing retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, a tale of castaway romance filled with the jaw-dropping performances and mind-blowing acrobats Cirque du Soleil artists are so well known for. Written and directed by Diane Paulus, it is a celebration of love, and a tribute to the work and voices of women, with female performers making up the band and the majority of the cast.

This year, Amaluna features two brand new acts never-before-seen in the UK: the astonishing Banquine and the mesmerising Unicycles. Don’t miss the aerial straps suspended from the Carousel over the audience with artists flying out at high velocity through 360 degrees; young men launching themselves from the teeterboard high into the air, twisting and turning at high-speed, their work on the uneven bars a theatrical version of the classic gymnastic routine; or Miranda playing in the water-bowl, performing a challenging hand-balancing routine.

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Amaluna is on until Sunday 26th February, at the Royal Albert Hall Main Auditorium. You can also upgrade your show: be amongst the few to step backstage and explore the island of Amaluna, including a meet and greet with the artists after the show. Or add a tour through the Hall’s history and stunning architecture, enjoying a delicious meal in the charming Verdi – Italian Kitchen before the evening performance.

Buy your tickets here.

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