Corteo, one of the best-loved Cirque du Soleil productions will tour the UK in July 2022. Cirque Du Soleil Corteo Tour tickets are now on sale.
Cirque Du Soleil Corteo UK Tour 2022
Corteo, the most enchanting of Cirque du Soleil’s arena productions is set to charm UK audiences for the very first time. A welcome addition to Cirque du Soleil’s 30th anniversary in the UK, the show will open on 13 July 2022 at the O2 before visiting Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, and Dublin. This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005. Since then and including its transformation into an arena show in 2018, the show has amazed audiences of over 9 million people, in 20 countries, on 4 continents.
Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show 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 pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music turns lyrical and playful carrying Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.
The concept and unique disposition of the stage bring the audience in a theatrical atmosphere like never seen before in Cirque du Soleil arena shows. The set curtains, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and the central curtains, which were hand-painted, give a grandiose feel to the stage. This sets the tone for the poetry of Corteo.
Corteo is a two hour performance with a 20 minute intermission.
Cirque Du Soleil CorteoTour Dates
6 – 10 July 2022
The O2 London
13 – 17 July 2022
AO Arena Manchester
5 – 9 October 2022
Utilita Arena Birmingham
12 – 16 October 2022