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Big Top: Cirque seeks home in London

Acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil is looking for a permanent home in London after its success in the capital.

It is in talks with the O2 about taking space at the venue. Guy Laliberté, the circus founder, said on Friday the group, which is now performing at the Albert Hall, reported record sales last year of US$1bn and is likely to make around $250m profit. He added that Cirque, which has played to 100 million people in 300 cities, has signed a deal with James Cameron for a 3D film of his troupe and he hopes to turn his film Avatar into a circus show.