OVO, Cirque Du Soleil’s latest production has started an eight-week run at the Royal Albert Hall and in addition has announced a UK tour commencing in Liverpool in August – great for groups planning further ahead.

The show, themed around insects and showcasing acrobatic feats, will embark on the UK arena tour on 16th August. The production will visit Sheffield, Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham, ending on 7th October.

What happens during the show?

OVO, meaning ‘egg’ in Portuguese, describes itself as a ‘headlong rush into a colourful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement’.

The show is about a day in the life of the community of insects and how they cope with the arrival of a mysterious egg and the foreigner inside. It features aerial displays and trapeze acts to South American music.

The cast of OVO is comprised of 50 performing artists from 17 countries specialising in a wide variety of acrobatic acts. This includes Alanna Baker, a champion gymnast from the UK, who plays the role of the Black Spider in the show. 

UK tour dates for OVO

•    Liverpool Echo Arena: 16th – 19th August
•    FlyDSA Area, Sheffield: 22nd – 26th August
•    Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle: 29th August – 2nd September
•    SSE Hydro, Glasgow:  5th – 9th September
•    Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham: 12th – 16th September
•    First Direct Arena, Leeds: 19th – 23rd September
•    Manchester Arena: 26th – 30th September
•    Arena Birmingham: 3rd – 7th October

Group travel organisers should contact their chosen venue for information on group rates.

To book your tickets and find out more about the show, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.