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Cirque du Soleil announces first live action thriller R.U.N


Cirque du Soleil has announced its first live action thriller, R.U.N – a new entertainment experience using live action performance, cutting-edge tech and multimedia.

R.U.N will premiere at Luxor in Las Vegas later this year, taking audiences into a sensory experience where special effects collide with human performance.

Guests will be taken through the cinematic story of two clans in a series of chases, combat and stunts, set in the fictional underground world of Las Vegas.

Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, said: “R.U.N is very different from the other shows within the Cirque du Soleil portfolio.

“With R.U.N, we will reinvent the concept of a thriller, drawing inspiration from action movies and graphic novels,” he added.

“This action-packed live performance, happening in front of and around the audience, will offer a new form of entertainment to a more diversified Las Vegas guest. We are really excited to bring this unique and edgy concept to Luxor.”

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R.U.N is written by Alita: Battle Angel director Robert Rodriguez, who has collaborated with Quentin Tarantino on various films, including From Dusk Till Dawn, Kill Bill: Volume 2, Sin City and Grindhouse.

Cliff Atkinson, Luxor’s President and COO, said: “This fall, the launch of R.U.N at Luxor, a show that represents a complete departure from anything Cirque du Soleil has created before, will mark a new and exciting phase of this very successful partnership.”

Cirque du Soleil’s diversified content

Earlier this year, Cirque du Soleil announced the acquisition of The Works Entertainment, the production company known for The Illusionists franchise and other variety shows.

The acquisition is part of Cirque du Soleil’s continued effort to diversify its content offering and consolidate its presence in soft-seat theatres.

In October 2018, global real estate industry leaders Ivanhoé Cambridge announces a new partnership with Cirque du Soleil to launch a new concept in retailtainment: mall-based family entertainment centres (FECs) – CREACTIVE.

R.U.N will begin performances on October 24, 2019 at the R.U.N Theater at Luxor Hotel and Casino. Tickets can be purchased at

Images: Cirque du Soleil

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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