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Cirque du Ciel: ShangHi

Published by: Steve Burbridge on 24th Mar 2012 | View all blogs by Steve Burbridge


Direct from China and beyond gravity . . .

 The highly-awaited and internationally acclaimed production of ShangHi by Cirque du Ciel returns to the UK, by overwhelming popular demand.

 With more than 30 amazingly multi-talented and highly-skilled performers, this marvellous two-hour extravaganza combines acrobatics, modern dance, martial arts, original music and many other traditional and contemporary Chinese elements in an enthralling fantasy adventure.

 With over 500 superbly decadent costumes, intricate scenery, fantastically evocative lighting and a score that enhances and highlights the magical aura of the show, this stunning production showcases the skills of both the performers and the world-class team behind the scenes, taking you beyond gravity.

 The astonishing routines include Mexican hat juggling, the terrifying yet beautiful aerial displays, and the famous, death-defying Chinese Monkey Poles – all of which combine to create a dizzying mix of balancing, tumbling, spinning, and brilliant live drumming that will fascinate audience members of all ages.

 Cirque du Ciel’s ShangHi also features a fabulous and enchanting storyline which will take you on a journey through the mysterious dreams of a little girl, as she delves into her fantasies.

 Having already captivated and enthralled audiences across the world, Cirque du Ciel’s ShangHi is truly an unforgettable spectacle that you will find hard to believe. Don’t miss the most daring, breathtaking and stunning family entertainment show of the year!

 For full tour details, including dates and venues, visit the website at .

 What the press say:

 “A non-stop energetic evening which is utterly mesmerizing. You won’t be able to take your eyes off the stage.” Jersey Evening Post

 “Superb, stupendous, breathtaking! There are not enough adjectives to describe this magnificent entertainment” – Bournemouth Echo

Tour Schedule 2012

 28 – 31 March                   Colchester Mercury Theatre

2 – 4 April                        Swansea Grand Theatre

6 & 7 April                       Northampton Derngate Theatre

8 & 9 April                       Woking New Victoria Theatre

10 & 11 April                    Yeovil Octagon Theatre

12 – 14 April                     Norwich Theatre Royal

16 April                           Wakefield Theatre Royal

17 & 18 April                    Durham Gala Theatre

20 & 21 April                    Blackpool North Pier

25 & 26 April                    Chatham Central Theatre

27 – 29 April                     Plymouth Pavilion Theatre

1 May                                        Aldershot Prince’s Theatre

2 & 3 May                        York Grand Opera House

4 – 6 May                         Halifax Victoria Theatre

7 May                              Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

8 & 9 May                        Edinburgh Playhouse

11 & 12 May                     Dumfries DG1

14 – 16 May                      Glasgow Theatre Royal

18 – 20 May                      Glenrothes, Rothes Halls

22 May                            Bedford Corn Exchange

24 May                            Worthing Pavilion Theatre

25 & 26 May                     Buxton Opera House

27 – 29 May                      Richmond Theatre, Surrey

31 May – 2 June                Darlington Civic Theatre

3 & 4 June                       Manchester Opera House

6 & 7 June                       Bridlington Spa Theatre

8 – 10 June                      Derby Assembly Rooms

12 – 14 June                     Stevenage Gordon Craig Theatre

15 – 17 June                     Leicester De Montfort Hall

19 June                           Guildford G-Live

20 & 21 June                    Liverpool Empire Theatre

22 – 24 June                     Lowestoft Marina Theatre

21 – 25 August                  Bournemouth International Centre 





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