While its relationship with the Royal Albert Hall has already made it an annual event in London, Cirque du Soleil may soon become a more permanent fixture in the capital. According to The Stage newspaper, the award-winning Canadian circus company is in talks with property developer Anschutz Entertainment Group about taking up a possible full-time residency at the entertainment complex it’s building on the Greenwich site of the Millennium Dome. If it went ahead, the deal would involve Cirque staging shows year-round at the 1,800-seat theatre at AEG’s planned O2 complex. It’s not the first time Cirque has considered making a home in London. In 2000, it announced that it would be building one at the derelict Battersea Power Station (See News, 13 Dec 2000), but those plans were abandoned a year later (See News, 12 Sep 2001). More recently, they were named in connection with planned redevelopment of Leicester Square (See The Goss, 24 Mar 2003). Founded in Quebec in 1984 by a troupe of street performers, Cirque has grown to employ over 3,000 people presenting shows – including Dralion, Saltimbanco, Quidam and Alegria - in more than 100 cities on four continents. It already has a permanent residency in Las Vegas.