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Press Release: UK Premiere of Saloon by Cirque Éloize at The Peacock in October

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Cirque Éloize

UK Premiere
The Peacock, WC2A 2HT
Wednesday 4 – Saturday 21 October 2017
Performances: Tue - Sat at 7.30pm, Sat at 2.30pm, Sun at 2pm and 6.30pm
Tickets: £15 - £42 
Ticket Office: 020 7863 8222 or peacocktheatre.com

Saddle up for a journey to the Wild West as a world leader in contemporary circus, Cirque Éloize, blasts back into the West End with the UK Premiere of its new show. Inspired by the rich legacy of the Wild West, Saloon showcases the company’s trademark blend of spectacular circus and drama to create the colourful characters swinging through the saloon doors. The production comes to Sadler’s Wells’ West End venue, The Peacock4 – 21 October 2017


Directed by Emmanuel GuillaumeSaloon thrums with infectious energy and phenomenal physical feats as the 11 extraordinary cast members perform a theatrical thrill-ride. With a soundtrack of non-stop live folk and country music, from Patsy Cline to Johnny Cash, and original compositions by celebrated Canadian composer Éloi Painchaud, the production is a foot-stomping, lasso-throwing night of entertainment.

This creation marks the first collaboration between Cirque Éloize and the show’s musical director, Eloi Painchaud. Staying close to the musical roots of the director, Saloon mixes country extracts with more festive, folk-inspired compositions. There are three musicians and singers on stage, and all the artists sing or play instruments. 

Cirque Éloize has become a world leader in contemporary circus since the company was founded in 1993 by artistic director, and Eloi’s cousin, Jeannot Painchaud. The company specializes in creating shows that fuse circus arts with music, theatre and dance. The company presents their award-winning production Cirkopolis this summer at the Edinburgh Fringe, performing 4 - 28 August at the Pleasance.


Sadler's Wells is a world-leading dance house, committed to producing, commissioning and presenting new works and to bringing the 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 130 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, an Associate Company and three International Associate Companies. It also nurtures the next generation of talent through research and development, running the National Youth Dance Company and a range of programmes including Wild Card, New Wave Associates, Open Art Surgery and Summer University.
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 9% of its revenue from Arts Council England. 

A driving force in the circus art reinvention movement, Cirque Éloize has been creating award-winning entertainment content for nearly 25 years and ranks among the world’s leading contemporary circuses. Cirque Éloize has taken part in numerous prestigious international festivals and has seduced both New York’s Broadway and London’s West End. Its productions are crafted for a wide range of audiences and have been embraced by over fifty cultures. In the last 24 years, Cirque Éloize’s eleven shows have proudly boasted more than 4,000 performances in over 500 cities and have been seen by over three million spectators. iD, Cirkopolis and Saloon are respectfully the eighth, ninth and eleventh productions under the Cirque Éloize banner currently touring internationally. In addition to its touring shows, more than 1,500 Cirque Éloize-designed events have taken place worldwide.
For more information on Cirkopolis at the Edinburgh Fringe please contact Magda Paduch from The Corner Shop PR on 0758 316 4070 or magda@thecornershoppr.com



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