Cirque Berserk Brighton – Review

“Ours is not a circus, it’s a berserkus!” reads the programme!

On Wednesday, we were invited to review Cirque Berserk during its visit to Brighton on its UK tour.

Set on the lawns next to the King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove and a stone’s throw from the shingle beach, Cirque Berserk combines centuries old skills and traditions, alongside a contemporary approach and modern staging.

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The show begins with the Timbuktu Tumblers, who burst onto the stage with a brilliant skipping routine, a series of impressive flips and tumbles before showing their balancing skills with human pyramids.

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Drum beats accompany the entrance of the Bolas Argentinas who are soon impressing the audience with a stunning routine with their Bolas.

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The humour of the show comes from Paulo Dos Santos, a real showman who had the audience in stitches with his attempts to retrieve his coat from the circus top.

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As you would expect from a circus, there are also some very impressive aerial displays, all performed without any safety net or harnesses which drew lots of gasps from the audience.

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The changes between the acts was seamless and the acts ranged from high energy, to calm and serene.

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The first half of the show lasts for an hour, with a 20 minute interval where you can treat yourself to popcorn and candyfloss, or get a picture with the Lucius Team, who perform on motorbikes in the Globe of Death.

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The second half was perhaps even more daring than the first with knife throwing, foot juggling and more acrobatics.

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One of the most impressive acts for me was Four Hands & Two Wheels who are incredible acrobats who perform hand-to-hand tricks with incredible balance, despite one of them being wheelchair bound.

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The kids favourite act of the day had to be the Revolution Troop with their human catapult, that literally flung one of them into the air for the team to catch.

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The Timbuktu Tumblers were back on stage with an impressive limbo dance routine.

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Paulo Dos Santos was also back to entertain the crowd and blew some impressive smoke rings into the audience.

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He also showed some impressive acrobatic skills with an amazing aerial routine.

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The show finale is the Globe of Death’, in which five motorcyclists defy gravity and risk life and limb traversing the inside of a spherical steel cage at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour.

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Cirque Berserk is brilliant family entertainment and will be on Hove Lawns until Tuesday 3rd September 2019. I have a fab offer for my readers of 30% off tickets – simply enter code BRN30L at the checkout – cirqueberserk.seetickets.com/tour/cirque-berserk

Disclaimer: We were guests of Cirque Berserk for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own

22 thoughts on “Cirque Berserk Brighton – Review”

  1. Now that is a circus i can happily take my family into ! loved the stunts and the motorcycle is a great fun 1 what a talented acrobatics , plus there are no animals ! which is great x

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  2. Oh my goodness I bet this was amazing to see live! There is something amazing about how people can do all these things with their bodies and I love seeing stunts on bikes and the like.

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  3. I haven’t been to a circus in ages. My Mom loves them. For the ones I’ve been to I have always been amazed by the performer’s sense of balance.

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  4. I can’t remember ever going to the circus when I was a kid, but I went to see Cirque du Soleil in Orlando a few years ago and loved it! I’m always in awe of the people who perform in circuses, especially the acrobats.

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  5. The circus sounds like really good fun. The acrobats must have been amazing to watch. We haven’t been to the circus in ages.

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