A fantastic voyage from Sheffield Arena to Varekai with Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil's first-ever UK arena tour of new show Varekai comes to Sheffield for four days in February 2017.

Monday, 28th November 2016, 4:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 11:44 am
Amazing creatures in Cirque du Soleil show Varekai

The spectacular show visits Varekai, an extraordinary world where many things are possible.

A solitary young man is parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world filled with fantastical creatures, to take flight on an absurd and extraordinary adventure.

The word Varekai (pronounced ver·ay·’kie) means “wherever” in the Romany gipsy language.

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Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to "the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai".

Cirque du Soleil has grown from a group of 20 street performers in 1984 to a major organisation wth 4,000 employees, including more than 1,300 performing artists around 50 different countries.

The company has entertained more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities in over 60 countries on all continents.

The show runs from February 2 to 5. For more information and bookings, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com and livenation.co.uk/artist/cirque-du-soleil-tickets.

Tickets are also for sale via Sheffield Arena - visit the box office, call 0114 256 5656 or go online at www.sheffieldarena.co.uk.