Saturday, 9 February 2008

How long is Varekai (from Cirque du Soleil)?

I'm going to see a Cirque du Soleil production, Varekai, at the Royal Albert Hall next week. I wanted to find out how long it was, but Google was being particularly unhelpful. Searching for Varekai "Cirque du Soleil" length led me to pages which Google informed me (via the Google Cache frame) only contained some of my search terms in pages linking to the page it showed me.
I can see how that can sometimes be useful, but please, Google, allow me to turn the behaviour off! If I ask for a page containing the word "length", show me pages containing that word!

By the way, I eventually found a rough answer in a review from when the show was staged in the United States - it is about 2 and a half hours without intermission.

Edit: OK, I went along and it was about 2-and-a-half hours, but there was a 20 minute interval. We were very glad for the 20 minute break, as we were in standing seats and our feet were killing us!
It was good, but if you've seen similar circus-type-shows, then you might find that the most impressive things are the costumes and special effects.


Anonymous said...

Thanks, I'm going to see in in a couple of weeks and had no idea how long to allow for the show

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. I'm going on Sunday and trying to figure out what time to book my return train ticket.

jasmineisnow said...

Thank goodness for your blog! I've just spent 10 minutes trying to find out what I thought was a very easy question " How long is the Varekai performance at The Albert Hall?" with no luck at all untill I happened upon your site!

I want to book a meal afterwards, and so needed to know approx time the show ends. ( Now I just need to find a good value restaurant near by for me, my hubby and son!)

Thanks again, and I've now added you to my Favorites!

Jasmine in Bushey :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mate. Now I know for how long to book the babysitter...