First premiered in 1994, Alegría has become one of the most beloved shows in the entire history of Cirque du Soleil. Until the end of its 19-year world tour in 2013, Alegría had mesmerised over 14 million spectators around the world, performing in 255 cities across 40 countries globally. In its original incarnation, Alegria performed five successful engagements in London from 1998, including four residencies at the Royal Albert Hall, making London the city the show has visited the most in the world.

In 2019, Alegría was revived and creatively reinterpreted in a new light, ensuring that all its components – stage direction, music, acrobatics, sets, costumes, lighting & makeup designs – would be as inspiring for today’s audiences as they were at the time of the original creation. Re-energised by an international cast of 62 acrobats, clowns, musicians, and singers, Alegría remains timeless and imbued with a joyous magical feeling.

In just over a week, Alegría – In A New Light returns making its European debut of the revived production at the iconic Royal Albert Hall for a limited series of performances running from 11 January to 3 March 2024.

In December 2023, TotalNtertainment visited the impressive Production Park in Wakefield. Ahead of the shows, Production Park, which had recently hosted tour preparations for rock and pop giants such as Metallica and P!nk, was home for preparations for the return of the iconic show. TotalNtertainment joined members of the cast of “Alegría – In A New Light” and, during a break in training, we spoke to Lucie Colebeck, one of the artists, to talk about her journey into the Cirque family, what her daily routine involves and what makes Cirque Du Soleil such a special show.

Ahead of the run of shows, Duncan J. Fisher, President of Touring Shows at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group explained: “Following the success of last year’s bestselling engagement of KURIOS: Cabinet of Curiosities, advance sales for Alegría – In A New Light already confirm the enthusiasm of our London fans for our annual residency in the most iconic venue there is. We are also proud to have renewed our agreement with the Royal Albert Hall and guaranteed our annual winter residency for the next 5 years.”

Alegría (‘joy’ in Spanish) is an all-time classic reimagined for a new generation to fall in love with. An immersive experience, Alegría whisks audiences away to a mystical world sprinkled with visual poetry and acrobatic extravagance.

For ticket details and more information, visit the Official Cirque Du Soleil Website.

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