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Cirque du Soleil bring Avatar-inspired show to the UK

TORUK - The First Flight comes to Manchester and London in 2019.

Cirque du Soleil have today announced that they’ll be bringing their touring show TORUK – The First Flight to the UK next year.

The newly announced dates take over Manchester Arena from 20-23 June 2019, and London’s The O2 Arena between 26-30 June 2019.

Inspired by the record-breaking box office smash Avatar, TORUK – The First Flight transports audiences to Pandora in a visually stunning and unique live setting. The live show features creative input from the film’s writer and director, the multi Academy Award-winning James Cameron.

The visually spectacular show is unlike any other Cirque du Soleil experience. The brilliance of the performers’ athleticism and acrobatics bring to life the imaginary world of Na’vi. Watch a trailer for the show below:

TORUK – The First Flight takes place thousands of years before the events of the film. When a natural catastrophe threatens to destroy the sacred Tree of Souls, Ralu and Entu, two Omatikaya boys on the brink of adulthood, decide to take matters into their own hands. Follow the boys’ adventure as they head out on a quest high in the Floating Mountains to try and save Na’vi from a terrible fate.

The new show, TORUK – The First Flight is Cirque du Soleil’s 37th production since 1984. Since their launch, the legendary company has entertained more than 190 million people in more than 450 cities.

James Cameron’s Avatar is the highest grossing film of all time. The 2009 release was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning three for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.

Don’t miss your chance to see this spectacular show in 2019. Here are the dates:

20 June 2019 – Manchester Arena
21 June 2019 – Manchester Arena
22 June 2019 – Manchester Arena
23 June 2019 – Manchester Arena
26 June 2019 – The O2 Arena, London
27 June 2019 – The O2 Arena, London
28 June 2019 – The O2 Arena, London
29 June 2019 – The O2 Arena, London
30 June 2019 – The O2 Arena, London

Tickets for Cirque du Soleil’s new show TORUK – The First Flight will be available from 09:00 Friday 16 November 2019 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

Images by Krista Lynch

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