One of Cirque du Soleil’s most enchanting arena productions, Corteo, is heading to the UK for the very first time in 2020.
The word “corteo” means cortege in Italian. A joyous procession, it’s a festive parade imagined by a clown.
The Cirque du Soleil show merges the passion of the actor with the grace of the acrobat, plunging audiences into a theatrical world of comedy, fun 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.
A welcome addition to the Cirque du Soleil’s 30th anniversary in the UK, the show will visit Leeds from 18 – 21 June and London from 24 June – 5 July 2020. This unique production first premiered in Montreal under the big top in 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 four continents.