Sunshine All Year Round

Anschutz Entertainment Group is reported to be in talks to have Cirque du Soleil do a residency at its new multimillion-pound O2 in London, formerly known as the Millennium Dome.

Sensitive to the venue being referred to as “The O2 Dome,” AEG is said to be looking to book the Canadian circus troupe for a series of shows in the 1,800-seat theatre that forms part of the new venue.

Two weeks ago, the company unveiled illustrations showing how the finished O2 will look and announced a completion date of July 2007.

AEG is an international promoter with a growing European presence.

– John Gammon