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Marvel Universe LIVE! Super Heroes Assemble at the 02 Arena

| Kids, Special Events, Theatre, Things to do | 02/03/2016


By Ian Cater, Chief Features Writer

In September this year, Marvel Universe LIVE! Super Heroes Assemble will take over the 02 Arena.  Each generation has its own set of fads, but some things remain constant: kids – and their parents – love super heroes.  That’s why cinemas are packed to the rafters whenever an Avengers or Spider-Man movie comes to town.  And why you can’t walk into a toyshop without tripping over a 12-inch plastic Hulk or Iron Man action figure.  Because the big boys, DC and Marvel, know that whatever they produce will get snaffled up.

But here’s the thing: with great power, comes great responsibility … to entertain, to do something different, to open children’s eyes to something their parents never experienced.

To this end, Marvel think that they’ve hit the jackpot: a live, action-packed arena performance by its favourite creations – Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Black Widow – taking on their hateful enemies before your very eyes.MUL_20140708_3372

Feld Entertainment, Inc. – the creative team behind Disney On Ice – took over two years to research and develop the production.

And they’re billing their new show, which has already wowed audiences of over two million across the US, as “the most technically advanced live show ever”.

“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,” said Steven Armstrong, VP of Europe North at Feld.

“The audience will feel like they’ve been transported into a jaw-dropping Marvel blockbuster film, with an engrossing storyline and non-stop stunts.”

To achieve this, Feld make use of some of the latest innovations in arena set design and aerial pyrotechnics, as well as stunts developed by the team from Hollywood blockbuster Thor and the recent The Amazing Spider-Man films.MUL_20140713_5214-Edit

Techies will be delighted to hear that 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.

The rest of us can simply look forward to the spectacle of over 50 cast members – good and bad – doing battle on motorbikes, wires and vast film sets in front of us.

“To see all the elements of this spectacular live show come together has been truly incredible,” said the Chief Creative Officer of Marvel, 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.”

That’s quite some promise.  And What’s On London will be at the O2 during the show’s London run – between 16th and 24th September – to let you know whether Marvel Universe LIVE! lives up to the hype.

Clearly the public believes that they will get the heroes they deserve – tickets have sold so well that a string of new UK dates have been added, including an extra show at the O2 on 21st September 2016.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the show, go to:  In the meantime, eager fans can sign up to receive the latest show information at:

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