Eastbourne debut for show

Cirque du Ciel
Cirque du Ciel

Cirque Du Ciel’s Shanghi, Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, Friday 31 August & Saturday 1 September, 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm

THE internationally acclaimed ShangHi by Cirque Du Ciel makes its Eastbourne debut following their sell-out UK tour last year.

Described as having “more punch than a champion boxer”, this jaw-dropping show literally has to be seen, to be believed. It’s suitable for all ages, making it an ideal end of summer treat for families.

Cirque Du Ciel’s ShangHi is an astonishing extravaganza which combines acrobatics, modern dance, original music, martial arts and many other Chinese elements in an amazing adventure; an unforgettable spectacle that is packed full of seemingly effortless artistry and feats of extraordinary strength and ability.

This show has captivated and enthralled audiences across the world. With over 30 multi-talented and skilled performers showcasing the very best of human acrobatic ability and strength as they literally fly up monkey poles, juggle with their feet; demonstrate amazing hoop-diving and eye popping contortions.

With more than 500 costumes, intricate scenery and evocative lighting, enhanced by a score of original music that highlights the magical aura of the show; ShangHi is a dizzying mix of balancing, tumbling, spinning and brilliant live drumming. Originally directed in China by Cirque Du Soleil’s Guy Caron, this internationally acclaimed production has been theatrically reworked. In addition to the traditional Chinese acrobatics and stunts, it features amazing magic illusions and stunts. ShangHi will take you on a journey through the mysterious dreams of a young girl as she delves into her magical fantasies.

Tickets £18.50 - £23.50 with concessions and family tickets available. To book call the box office on 01323 412000 or online at www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk