Cirque du Soleil never fail to entertain, each of their 19 shows a perfect slice of entertainment. The Canadian performance troupe celebrate their 25th anniversary this month with an extended run of Varekai at the Royal Albert Hall. Mind-bending, occasionally gross but always wondrous, their productions have been enjoyed by an estimated 90 million people across the globe, in over 270 cities.
Varekai, meaning 'whenever' in Romany language, is an "acrobatic tribute to the nomadic soul" and one of Cirque's most popular shows. Based loosely on the myth of Icarus, you can expect acrobatics, contortionists and incredible costumes.
By Will Hines.
Cirque du Soleil's Varekai, 5th January to 14th February 2010 at Royal Albert Hall, for more information go to the Royal Albert Hall website. Tickets are currently priced at £20-£75, with hospitality packages at £180.