Cirque Du Soleil’s TORUK to make UK debut

Cirque Du Soleil’s stunning production TORUK – The First Flight, which was inspired by James Cameron’s blockbuster movie AVATAR and produced alongside the film franchise, will make its UK debut in Manchester and London next year…

Inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie, TORUK will land next year at the Manchester Arena from 20-23 June and London’s O2 Arena from 26-30 June 2019. The story precedes the events of the blockbusting film: when a natural catastrophe threatens to destroy the sacred Tree of Souls, Ralu and Entu, two Omatikaya boys on the brink of adulthood, fearlessly decide to take matters into their own hands.

With creative input from James Cameron and experts from the movie’s production, TORUK – The First Flight is unlike any other Cirque du Soleil experience. With the brilliance of the Cirque du Soleil performers whose athleticism and acrobatics bring to life the Na’vi, the show is a visual effects spectacular where the world of Pandora is depicted through impressive multimedia projections, massive set-pieces and the largest collection of puppetry in Cirque du Soleil history, creating a narrative driven official prequel to AVATAR.

“AVATAR is really meant to be a celebration of human motion and human emotion and Cirque is able to capture that absolutely perfectly, because it’s all about human performance and physicality.  It makes you feel alive to watch these performers,”    – James Cameron

Through a riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique signature style to James Cameron’s imaginary world and “makes the bond” between two kindred artistic visions that capture the imagination.

TORUK – The First Flight will be presented at Manchester Arena, 20-23 June 2019 and London’s O2 Arena 26-30 June 2019. General on-sale will start Friday 16 November at 9am. Click here to sign up and get an email notification when tickets go on sale.

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GET THE APP: In an effort to bring audience members involvement to a whole new level, Cirque du Soleil launched a first-of-its-kind app for TORUK – The First Flight.  The app enhances the overall show experience and enables audience members to be a part of the action before, during and after the performance! Click here to download the app.