Cirque Éloize: Saloon at the Peacock Theatre
Saloon livens up the West End in this lively, jaw-dropping Wild West-style musical circus show. Having wowed audiences across the globe since they started in 1993, Cirque Éloize are back with this rootin’-tootin’, fun and outright hilarious production. Sitting sideways on a vertical pole, jumping through lassos, juggling and the classic tricks and flips are just a few of the mesmerising moments throughout Saloon.
At the base of it is a love story: a love triangle disaster. The belle of the ball (Justine Méthé Crozat) is caught between the owner of the bar (Jules Trupin) or the new guy in town (Alastair Davies) and, as expected, plenty of brawls and bar fights break out. Words are redundant as the cast’s acrobatics and folk songs, including Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire and Patsy Cline’s Crazy and others composed by Éloi Painchaud, are more than enough to tell the story. Their discussions, arguments and love scenes are communicated through use of such apparatus as the Cyr Wheel, Trapeze and the Chinese Pole, as well as some crafty mime from the town’s Cowboy – an act certain to get audiences giggling.
With a voice reminiscent of Dolly Parton in some songs, Sophie Beaudet dazzles with her vocal range and talent. Along with the use of instruments such as the mandolin, violin and harmonica, the musical aspect of the production is incredible; complementing the acrobatics harmoniously with a fierce rhythm and fire. The original choreography is bound to impress, with the tireless cast’s flawless poise and strength, evoking cheers and rounds of applause from spectators throughout.
Cirque Éloize’s Saloon is outstanding in every area of production, delivering on charm, hilarity and flair. With a standing ovation, the great magnitude of skill, strength and talent pushed into 85 minutes makes it one to be remembered. Who knew acrobatics and country western music went so well together.
Cirque Éloize: Saloon is at the Peacock Theatre from 4th until 21st October 2017. For further information or to book visit the Sadler’s Wells website here.
Watch the trailer for Saloon here: