CIRQUE ELOIZE – HOTEL – JUNE 28-29

It is a stunning art deco hotel the likes of which you will not have experienced before.
Quebec-based world leaders in the circus world Cirque Eloize are on their way back to Norwich with another stunning show promising high-octane entertainment from top international performer with their follow-up to last year’s stage hit Cirkopolis.
Hotel, which is performed on June 28 and 29, will feature a maître d’hôtel who is overwhelmed by everything that is going on, a mischievous mid, and a handyman accompanied by his devoted dog.

The story is told by someone who is staying on the top floor and the audience will also get to meet some of the guests including lovers who are not sure where their relationship will go, and a celebrity who finds there is more to life than just her public façade.

Director Emmanuel Guillaume said the plot will mix strangers, tourists, businesspeople and the anonymous who all come together. “Our hotel presents this playground while also bringing alive the circus maxim that anything is possible. Through the language, our artists portray these characters and tell the story of their encounters,” he said.

As well as a feast for the eyes, it will also be one for the ears according to Eloi Painchaud, the musical director, composer and arranger. He said: “To express the world of Hotel, I dipped into my childhood memories of when we had a rooming house with a French restaurant, which was the ultimate in chic in our small rural area.

“My mother loved the classics of Yves Montant through to the jazz of the Hotclub of France. The swing rhythms of the speakeasy bars, in fact, have coloured my creation a lot. The smooth voice of Sabrina Halde, with her mastery and passionate interpretations, has particularly inspired my writing.

“The thrumming gypsy guitar, the piano that seems to have a life of its own and the incandescent brass section sketch out the humanity that brings the music of this hotel alive.”

Listing:

Cirque Eloize – Hotel, Friday 28-Saturday 29 June at 7.30pm. Tickets £10-£32.50. Discounts for Friends, Over-60s and Under-18s.

Book now at www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk or call the box office on 01603 630000.

We have joined forces with Norwich Theatre Royal to offer a pair of tickets to the first night of Hotel on Friday June 28 at 7.30pm. To be in with a chance of winning, just answer the question below:

In which part of Canada are Cirque Eloize based?
A – Quebec
B – Ontario
C – Alberta

Please send your answers to norwich.eye@icloud.com including your name, address and a contact email address and telephone number.  Good luck!