Cirque Éloize has been delighting audiences with its theater/circus fusion since 1993, and Saloon is a worthy addition to its list of dazzlers. This latest endeavor has all it needs to wow a crowd: Gasp-inducing stunts in the air and on the ground (juggling, Korean plank jumping, and more), eye-catching costumes (Sarah Balleux), and a cast of strong, charming performers to carry the work. From building railroads to prospecting for gold, from dramatic chases to climactic duels - classical western set pieces are turned literally on their head by the troupe's incredible acrobatic flourish.
Jaw-dropping choreography meets a sublime country score at Cirque Eloize's eponymous bar, with onstage musicians who sing, strum, and drum around the space, invoking that jumping Western saloon feel. It’s an exciting collaboration, and music director Éloi Painchaud’s soundtrack almost makes it impossible to stay in your seat. Catch them before they ride back out West!
Best seatsThe Peacock Theatre has comfortably compact auditorium with good views from the vast majority of the seats.
Aim to be a central as possible to experience the full spectacle of Cirque Eloize's explosively physical show.
Important informationPlaying at: Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, Off Kingsway, London, WC2A 2HT
Performance dates: 20 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes (No interval)
Age restrictions: No children under 5
Special notice: Cirque Eloize Saloon is a exuberant family affair suitable for kids, teenagers and old prospectors alike.
No children under 5.