Since 1996, the company has brought 9 different productions at the Royal Albert Hall (Saltimbanco, Alegria, Dralion, Varekai, Quidam, Kooza, Amaluna, Totem and OVO) that have been seen by over 3 million spectators. “The support Cirque du Soleil receives from the London audiences is wonderful. We also have our own “wow” moments beginning the first time our cast and crew walks into this legendary venue and sees where they will spend the next two months. This awe continues until our final bow. It is an honour to say we perform here,” says OVO Company Manager, Heather Reilly.
The cast of ‘OVO’ is comprised of 50 performing artists from 17 countries specialising in a wide variety of jaw-dropping acrobatic acts. This includes Alanna Baker from the UK, who plays the role of the Black Spider in the show. Having trained at Heathrow, she was crowned gymnastics European Champion in 2011 and won Bronze in the World Championships in 2012. Alanna, who has been training since she was five years old has travelled around the world with ‘‘OVO’’ to countries as far reaching as Japan and Australia and is now set for a return to her home here in the UK.
Cirque Du Soleil’s OVO runs at the Royal Albert Hall until 4 March 2018 before embarking on a UK tour starting on 16 August 2018 in Liverpool.