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On Wednesday 31 January 2018, Cirque Du Soleil delivered their 1000th performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall, currently presenting OVO at the prestigious venue.
The venue, which has hosted Cirque Du Soleil shows since 1996, has added a special morning performance on the 24 February to celebrate.
Since 1996, the company have brought nine different productions to the Royal Albert Hall, with a combined audiences of over three million.
“The support Cirque du Soleil receives from the London audiences is wonderful,” OVO Company Manager Heather Reilly says. “We also have our own “wow” moments beginning the first time our cast and crew walks into this legendary venue and sees where they will spend the next two months. This awe continues until our final bow. It is an honour to say we perform here.”
OVO includes a cast of fifty performing artists from seventeen different countries. The current production includes cast member Alanna Baker from the UK, who plays the role of Black Spider in the show. She was previously crowned gymnastics European Champion in 2011, and won bronze in the World Championships in 2012.
We chatted to Alanna, as well as Artistic Director Tim Bennett, during a behind the scenes sneak-peak earlier in January. Watch the video below:
OVO itself premiered in Montreal in 2009, having journeyed across the globe before arriving at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The tour is set to continue across the UK following it’s run in England’s capital which ends on the 4 March 2018.