Cirque du Soleil’s latest production, KURIOS: Cabinet of Curiosities made its long-awaited European debut this January. Featuring 13 jaw-dropping acts, KURIOS draws inspiration from the Victorian era and 19th Century industrial revolution, promising to be a larger-than-life steampunk spectacle for people of all ages. The show fittingly arrives in 2023 at the end of London’s Royal Albert Hall 150th anniversary programming.
Behind the scenes, Duncan Fisher, Vice President and General Manager of Cirque du Soleil’s Touring Show Division, Tour Director, Zoe Caldwell and Technical Director, Benjamin De Pomeroy were assisted by the Show Support department led by Gerard ‘Ges’ Edwards. “We have an amazing relationship with the Royal Albert Hall, which dates back to the ’90s. We certainly take full advantage of the technical knowledge of their in-house staff and their trusted suppliers, as well as tapping into their extremely high-quality front of house and hospitality operations,” Fisher commented, explaining Cirque’s long-standing relationship with the historic venue.
Words: Jacob Waite
Photos: Cirque du Soleil and Goff Photos