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Comic book superheroes leap from the page to the stage
Marvel fans assemble! Your favourite superheroes are coming alive on stage in a spectacular UK show that visits Birmingham's Barclaycard from December 26 -30, 2016.
Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Black Widow are just some of the characters featured in the epic Marvel Universe Live adventure that also includes super villains like Loki.
If you've only ever seen your favourites in comic books, on TV or at the movies, this is your chance to experience the stunts, fights and feats of super-heroism right in front of your eyes.
Cheer as Spider-Man takes on Loki, groan as a host of sinister villains appear to be getting the best of Wolverine and thrill to the roar of Captain America's high power motor cycle.
Marvel Universe Live is being hailed as the most technically advanced live show ever, with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts and martial arts.
It has already entertained almost two million families in over 65 US cities on its first tour – and now the UK is getting in on the action as it visits six British venues.
"We are delighted to bring Marvel Universe Live to the UK, giving families an opportunity to enjoy this spectacular live show for the very first time," says Steven Armstrong, from producers Feld Entertainment Inc. ''The audience will feel like they've been transported into a jaw-dropping Marvel blockbuster film, with an engrossing storyline and non-stop stunts.''
Featuring over 50 cast members and taking over two years to research and develop, Marvel Universe Live uses some of the latest innovations in arena set design and aerial pyrotechnics, with stunts developed by the team behind Hollywood blockbusters Thor and The Amazing Spider-Man films.
The set includes innovative lighting design, transformative 3D projection, 21 projectors, the largest flying system ever used for a live arena tour and the debut of a new Spotlight Tracking System.
"To see all the elements of this spectacular live show come together has been truly incredible," says Marvel's Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. "The technology utilised in the show is not only going to blow your mind, it is going to take you to a whole new Marvel world like nothing British families have ever seen before."
Marvel Universe Live 2016/ 17 UK tour dates:
Sept 8 – 11: Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham; Sept 16 – 24: The O2, London;
Dec 26 – 30: Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham;
Jan 5 – 8: SSE Hydro, Glasgow;
Jan 19 – 22: Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield;
Jan 26 – 29: Manchester Arena.