We kicked off another year with a fabulous visit to the spectacular Ovo Cirque Du Soleil at the iconic Royal Albert Hall and what a memorable evening it was. We commenced the night with a perfectly cooked light dinner at fine dining restaurant Coda, which is hidden high inside the RAH. With stunning views of Kensington gardens (I had full view of the gold statue of the Prince Consort in the Albert Memorial) Michelin-awarded chef Eric Chavot at Coda is serving a French inspired menu and a vegan menu. We recommend the roast chicken and roast cod and the baba au rum pineapple carpaccio for dessert – it was all fantastic! You could try having a drink and some dessert in the restaurant during the interval if you like, I’m sure the staff wouldn’t mind.
Ovo Cirque Du Soleil as I understand is the story of an insect world where eccentric insect characters work, play, fight and look for love. The show is a non-stop riot of energy in motion. The Ovo world is untamed with insects performing flying trapeze acts, mind-blowing acrobatics and visually breath-taking dancing and athletic acts. We got completely lost in their world, which surely is the whole point of a production like this.
The current show is now their 25th creation and is a colourful and chaotic celebration of life and movement and brings together the world of circus and dance. If Ovo is the new Universe we’re very chuffed to have seen what goes on there. Personally, I want to go back and dance with the insects but I’d probably need twenty years of training just to keep up with them! Ovo Cirque du Soleil I’m not worthy.
Coda by Eric Chavot
Address: RAH, Kensington Gore, Kensington London SW7 2AP
Written by Julia Nelson