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Royal Albert Hall
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A welcome return to the Royal Albert Hall today! After my last visit for Prog Rockers, Camel, back in September, last year, today was a complete contrast – Cirque du Soleil‘s Totem.

We picked up Janet, Jo and Carol and headed for Kettering Station and the 12.51. An hour-and-a-half later, we were taking our seats in the Hall. 

 
 Great Seats…great view!
 

Ann and I had not seen anything by Cirque du Soleil before, but Janet, Jo and Carol were ‘old hands’ – and everyone else we had spoken to had said we should be prepared to be amazed!

Unfortunately, no photos were allowed of the actual performance, but take it from us –  it was amazing... jaw-droppingly amazing! An absolute must-see. From trapeze work that will leave you breathless; bowl-catching in a way you’ll never see again, and a woman so ‘elastic-like’ it made your back hurt just watching her – every individual performance left us with with our jaws in our laps! Add to that an innovative triple projector system that bathed the stage in various ‘scenes’, a live band and a series of vocalists who accompanied the acts, and it all added up to the most creative performance of anything we’ve ever seen anywhere.

So, be prepared for lost of surprises, a few laughs, plenty of gasps of amazement – oh, and Hiawatha on roller-skates, and a monkey in a lab coat! 

Just another typical Saturday night in Kensington then!
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Two hours and twenty minutes later, it was all over – and then the fun began! What felt like half the population of the UK all heading for South Ken Tube! Wow! I’ve seen the Tube busy in my life but this was something else!

We narrowly missed our preferred Train at St Pancras, but grabbing the one just after 7pm meant we were still back in Kettering by 8pm. And that was packed too!

Yummy!

Jo and Janet had thoughtfully slow-cooked a chilli – and it all went down a treat whilst we reflected on all that we’d seen during the performance.

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