A team of Stevenage rigging specialists have been employed by entertainment company Cirque du Soleil for its latest show at the Royal Albert Hall.

The town's Rigging Team have been providing rigging operations management for the company's 'Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities' performances.

These performances run from January 13 until Sunday, March 5.

The Comet: Rigging Team has worked with Cirque du Soleil on a number of occasions.Rigging Team has worked with Cirque du Soleil on a number of occasions. (Image: Strand PR / Rigging Team)

"Daring acrobatics, clever contortion and breath-taking talent" have all been displayed.

Rigging Team worked with Cirque du Soleil on its show at the Royal Albert Hall last year, 'Luzia'.


The role had previously been undertaken in-house.

Rigging Team has taken part in a number of Royal Albert Hall projects, including the BBC Proms.

The company is based in Gunnels Wood Park, on Gunnels Wood Road.

It has been responsible for rigging services in a range of TV, film and live shows.

These include the likes of ITV's Take Me Out, the London Fashion Week and 'batcam' wires for televised sports events.

Rigging Team's managing director, Adam Searle, said: "We work on some amazing shows and the talented Cirque du Soleil team put on one of the best displays.

"It is a privilege to be working with them again.


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“We first worked with Cirque in 2021, but our relationship with the Royal Albert Hall goes back a number of years.

“Cirque is a visually compelling show with a lot of elements for us to put in place.

"The challenging factor, and one that is very common across our various projects, is the timescale.

"We have a fixed installation period that cannot be extended.

“We have a strong reputation for providing creative, safe and reliable rigging services and even with a complex show like this one, we have the expertise to provide solutions and make sure the performers have the confidence to go out and put on the best show.

"We have a long-standing relationship with the venue and it is always a pleasure to work there.

"They appreciate our can-do attitude and reputation for working on projects with tight deadlines."

For further information about Rigging Team, visit the company's website (www.riggingteam.com).