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Transforming Horncastle Arena into the magical and imaginary world of Quidam – thought up by a bored and ignored young girl – is a big ask, but with 20 years of honing their craft behind them, Cirque du Soleil drops you right up smack in the middle of this ethereal ‘hood. On the eve of retiring their long-running world tour (right here in Christchurch!) Québec’s finest are not so much going out with a bang, but rather a super nova with this spectacular performance. At the forefront of pushing the boundaries of what is possible with the human body, Quidam blends a rich line of comedy with outrageous costuming, some slightly sinister characters, ridiculous feats of strength and gravity defying aerobatics with pulse quickening, heart-in-the-mouth, cringe-inducing moments and haunting song in what is quite possibly one of the best night’s entertainment going. With all the action accompanied by a live...