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Cirque du Soleil's Amaluna - Royal Albert Hall
The internationally renowned Cirque du Soleil will return to London with their new touring production of Amaluna, directed by Tony Award-winner Dianne Paulus at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, south London, from 15 January to 14 February 2016.
This new show has never before been seen in the UK, and stars two British cast members. Over 70% of the cast are female, and the show is complete with an all female band to mark the 20th year of Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall.
The new production is written and directed by Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus, who was last represented on Broadway with her revival of 'Pippin' at the Music Box Theatre, and also directed the current Broadway production of 'Finding Neverland'. This new show is described as a celebration of love and a tribute to the work and voice of women.
"Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honours femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island, triggering an epic story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony."
Tickets for the production are now on sale.