Douglas Spencer (dougs) wrote,
Douglas Spencer

What I did at the weekend, part three: Cirque du Soleil

Well, I love the circus, I think it's great. And the Cirque du Soleil, one of the best, has a production in London at the moment.

If you've seen them live, you'll know what they're like. If you've seen them on TV, a DVD perhaps, you'll have some small and inaccurate feeling for it. If you haven't, you really should set out to repair that omission.

The artists are superb. The choreography is stunning. The costumes are magnificent. The set, the rigging, the infrastructure, the engineering, are all beautiful. And the music, that singing, simply blows you away.

It's expensive. No, that's not fair. More precisely, it costs a lot. I'm afraid that I spent more on merchandise than I spent on the ticket, despite the price of the latter. But it was worth it.
The Albert Hall is a good venue. My seat -- in a second-tier box, about five boxes to the right of the venue's mid-line -- had a perfectly adequate view, I could see everything. And there was a lot to see.

Partially echoing asrana, they could have given the clowns a little less time and a little more to someone else. But the show was wonderful. I loved it. I want to go again.

On Saturday, I'm at Picocon, a few hundred yards from here. If anyone has a spare ticket for that evening (talodi?) I'd be interested.

Go and see. It's great.

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