Cirque Du Soleil – Amaluna in Manchester until October 9thSeptember 13, 2016
Last week we headed to the Trafford Centre for the premiere night of Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil.
Cirque Du Soleil is one of those things that you hear mentioned surrounded by a whole host of compliments and dreams of watching the show for myself always seemed impossible. However with Cirque Du Soleil back in Manchester for the first time in six years, there was no way I was going to miss this opportunity (even if I did have to drive back from London and miss the chance to visit WB Studio Tours again just to get there in time).
Attending the premiere night meant that we were sat amongst tv stars from some of the most popular soap operas but even they could not distract us from the wonders that were taking place in front of us. A combination of humour, drama, and acrobatic skill helped to tell the story of Amaluna a strange place where it seems almost anything could happen. Amaluna is a mysterious island ruled by goddesses and this show tells us of a love story between the daughter of one of the goddesses and a brave young sailor who became washed up on the island during a storm.
Not only were the stunts amazing and captivating but the story and characters helped to link everything together. Both of my girls were mesmerized by everything that was happening around them and the whole audience was amazed by what they were seeing. We were magically transported to Amaluna and were immersed in the story through the atmospheric music and scintillating action all around us. To think that we were actually in a tent in the Trafford Centre car park was almost impossible to imagine and the hours melted away as the story unfolded and we were introduced to more of the characters and followed their individual adventures.
I have never before seen anything like Cirque du Soleil and can now understand the wistful expression on the faces of those who have seen it when they retell their experiences.
Amaluna will be in Manchester until the 9th of October before heading to London on 12th January to 14th February. If you get a chance you have to go and see it because I think everyone should watch Cirque Du Soleil at least once in their life and be transported to a world like no other.