The show will visit the First Direct Arena in Leeds and The O2 Arena in London.

Returning to London as part of Cirque du Soleil’s 30th anniversary in the UK, it has been confirmed that the company’s show Coreto will visit the Leeds First Direct Arena from the 18th to the 21st June and London’s O2 arena from the 24th June until the 5th July.

Having first premiered in Montreal in 2005, Corteo (which means cortege in Italian) is a festive parade imagined by a clown. It is a show which brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

The clown Mauro has passed, but his spirit is still with us. Instead of mourning, the funeral cortege celebrates the here and hereafter with laughter and exuberance. Rich, extravagant memories frolic with the senses. The sound of laughter peals around the stage, visions of joyous tumblers and players fascinate the eyes. Regret and melancholy retreat in the face of a cavalcade of lively recollections of a life gloriously lived. A festive parade that entertains; the perfect accolade for an artist whose life was dedicated to revelry and making merry.

For the show, the audience is brought closer to the performance thanks to the concept and unique disposition of the stage, wit a design including set curtains, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and central curtains, which were hand painted, giving a grandiose feel to the stage.

Tickets for Corteo go on general sale on the 18th October at 9am. For more information visit: https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/corteo

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