Cirque du Soleil has paid tribute to many iconic artists, but this is the first time in
their history they have honoured one of the generation’s most inspirational athletes, as
the worlds of football and circus collide in a show unlike any other. Promising to be an
explosive, fan-fuelled live show, MESSI10 acrobatically uncovers the athleticism,
devotion and brilliance that bridges sports and circus, by celebrating the exceptional
talent and skills of the greatest footballer of our time, Lionel Messi.
MESSI10 is an exploration of the greatness that’s within all of us, and an
inspiration to be the very best one can be. This immersive experience - where the
stadium’s electric atmosphere meets the intimacy of a theatre - tells the story of a
young man with boundless ambition to overcome all obstacles in becoming the greatest
number 10 in the world. Exploring all the elements of his success, the show creates a
universe where greatness is found in bouncing back to your feet, no matter how many
times you are brought down on your way to achieving the impossible.
Every aspect of the show is inspired by football and so, the show is divided into two
parts, with a half-time intermission. The first half of the show is focused on the
aspirations, hard work, discipline and qualities that are needed to build the skills that
might one day put someone in contention for a place among the greats.
Following the half-time break, the second half focuses on the rewards of hard work and
success, including the vital role of fans and family on this journey, and the celebration
that can follow when you are devoted and dedicated entirely to your true passion.
|Premiere: ||October 10, 2019
|Type: ||Touring / Arena
Writer and Director
Mukhtar Omar Sharif Mukhtar
Set & Props