Let me start off by saying that I have wanted to watch a Cirque Du Soleil show for years. But Husband always refused to go saying they were probably overrated. Last week, I was invited to the opening of Amaluna at the Royal Albert Hall and I got to finally see for myself, if the Cirque Du Soleil hype was worth it.
I won’t leave you in suspense. I loved the show. I went with one of my mummy friends, who had also never see a Cirque show. And we were wowed. I wasn’t actually sure what to expect. I knew there were acrobatics, but I thought it would just be one act after the other. In fact, it is the story of a mother and daughter (Miranda) who have been exiled to an island. A boat crashes and some castaways wash ashore, including Romeo who falls in love with Miranda. The couple’s relationship is at first thwarted, but luckily there is a happy ending.
The story is told through acrobatics, dancing and gymnastic feats. There is no speaking in the show, apart from some calling of names. There is an all-female band and there is live music played throughout. The show is mainly composed of women – so there is some serious girl power going on. It kinda reminds me of a rock opera. The songs that are sung don’t have actual words, but melodies that flow with the tone of the show.
Amaluna ran at the Royal Albert Hall in 2016, and was such a success that it has returned. If you’ve always wondered about Cirque Du Soleil, then you should definitely go see Amaluna. It is on until the 26th February 2017.
I was invited to view Amaluna for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.