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Press Release: Cirque Éloize returns to The Peacock with iD - September 2016

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Cirque Éloize

The Peacock, WC2A 2HT
Tuesday 20 September – Saturday 8 October
Performances: Tue - Sat at 7.30pm, Sat at 2.30pmSunday at 2pm and 6.30pm
Tickets: £15 - £42 

Ticket Office: 020 7863 8222 or peacocktheatre.com

★★★★ "A mesmerising delight. This truly thrilling modern circus show is as nail-biting as it is beautiful"
Daily Telegraph

Canadian contemporary circus crew Cirque Éloize blasts back into the West End with iD, a smash-hit show of daring stunts and dazzling theatricality. iD is an exciting family friendly production, blending circus, street dance and hip hop, and comes to Sadler’s Wells’ West End venue, The Peacock20 September – 8 October 2016. At the press night performance in London on the 21st September, the show will celebrate its 1000th performance having previously toured the world and visited countries including South Africa, Japan and Mexico.


Directed by Jeannot Painchaud and blending circus arts, acrobatic skills and breakdance, iD transports audiences to a vibrant urban streetscape. The stage fizzes with infectious energy and phenomenal physical feats, as the 15 talented cast members perform against a kaleidoscope of video projections. 

Cirque Éloize has become a world leader in contemporary circus since the company was founded in 1993. Cirque Éloize specializes in creating shows that fuse circus arts with music, theatre and dance.


Sadler's Wells is a world-leading dance house, committed to producing, commissioning and presenting new works and to bringing the very best international and UK dance to London and worldwide audiences. Under the Artistic Directorship of Alistair Spalding, the theatre’s acclaimed year-round programme spans dance of every kind, from contemporary to flamenco, Bollywood to ballet, salsa to street dance and tango to tap. Since 2005 it has helped to bring over 90 new dance works to the stage and its award-winning commissions and collaborative productions regularly tour internationally. Sadler’s Wells supports 16 Associate Artists, three Resident Companies and an Associate Company and nurtures the next generation of talent through hosting the National Youth Dance Company, its Summer University programme, Wild Card initiative and its New Wave Associates. 

Located in Islington, north London, the current theatre is the sixth to have stood on the site since it was first built by Richard Sadler in 1683. The venue has played an illustrious role in the history of theatre ever since, with The Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and English National Opera all having started at Sadler’s Wells. 

Sadler’s Wells is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation and currently receives approximately 10% of its revenue from Arts Council England.

Founded in 1993, Cirque Éloize combines circus arts with dance, theatre and music with path-breaking panache. Continually engaged in artistic experimentation, Cirque Éloize is a leader in contemporary circus arts, with more than 4,000 performances to its credit in some 500 cities around the world. In addition to its touring shows, Cirque Éloize develops customized concepts for international special events, more than 1,400 to date.

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