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Government in Discussions with Cirque du Soleil for Gibraltar Show – 683/2019

By September 18, 2019 No Comments

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar is working closely with Cirque du Soleil to create a custom-made Cirque du Soleil show which would be performed in Gibraltar for a period of approximately one month in the Spring /Summer of 2020. The unique show would be themed around Gibraltar’s history, heritage, culture, diversity and identity as a people.

Mr Murray Sutherland, Senior Director, Business Development & Partnerships of the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group was in Gibraltar yesterday and met with the Chief Minister and the Minister for Tourism, Gilbert Licudi. They discussed potential sites and themes for the show. Mr Murray also visited the main historical and heritage sites as part of his fact-finding mission.

The Minister for Tourism, Gilbert Licudi, said :

‘Cirque du Soleil is a world-renowned show known for the quality and unique nature of its acts. Its shows have been seen and acclaimed by millions around the world. Having a Cirque du Soleil show in Gibraltar would attract both day and overnight tourists as well as create great entertainment for the people of Gibraltar.’

The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo added, ‘Cirque du Soleil is an unforgettable spectacle for all ages.  Bringing it to Gibraltar would have an impact right across our tourism sector and it would be of huge benefit to the retail, hotel, transport, cruise ship – indeed, to the tourism industry generally. And, speaking as a parent, I would love to take my children to a show which promises to be an amazing spectacle whilst telling the Rock’s history. I can’t wait!’