Cirque du Soleil heads to London’s O2

Cirque du Soleil’s latest production focuses on the music of Michael Jackson.The European premiere of Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour will take place on October 12th at London’s O2 Arena.

Featuring a total of 32 of the King of Pop’s hits, the performances will involve 64 artists from 16 countries and is a must for Michael Jackson fans staying at central London hotels.

Tickets start at £46 and the unique production will be only putting on one show in London before heading off to mainland Europe.

As well as the traditional Cirque Du Soleil acrobats, there are numerous references to Jackson’s unique style and costumes including a six foot version of his white glove.

Andrew Barker, writing for Variety, explained that the show embraces the music and dance of Jackson to provide a great experience for the audience.

“In one wonderfully low-key interlude, the stage lights go out, and black-suited aerialists with bead lights attached to their bodies manoeuvre majestically in airborne rings in front of a starry black backdrop, their figures contorting into multi-coloured constellations…and it’s absolutely stunning.”

The O2 Arena is a short walk from North Greenwich station, which is on the Jubilee line and is one of London’s top venues.

The famous Cirque du Soleil also recently confirmed that they plan to debut a show in London in 2013 at another popular venue in the capital. The production will be on the Royal Albert Hall for a limited period from January 5th to January 27th.

Kooza has been written and directed by actor, clown and playwright David Shiner and has proved popular in Japan and North America.

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