Cirque Berserk Brighton – Review

Cirque Berserk Cast

“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. Lou says:

    That looks incredible!! I love a good circus

  2. I love a circus but I always get so anxious when they’re performing the dangerous stunts. Cirque Berserk sounds like great fun.

  3. Sabina Green says:

    It looks fab, great stunts and acts! Not been to a circus in a while but my kids always really enjoy it!

  4. Steph says:

    I really want to head to the circus with my kids, we’ve never been with them. This one looks fab, great circus skills!

  5. I love a circus show, something for all the family. We recently saw the Timbuktu Tumblers in a pantomime and thought they were really impressive to watch.

  6. jenna farmer says:

    this looks incredible, ive always wanted to see a cirque show!

  7. This sounds like a great circus. I love the fact that these acrobats and artists use something other than animals to thrill and entertain the audience. My son is motorbike mad so I know he’d love the final act!

  8. Anosa says:

    The Cirque Berserk sounds like a lot of fun, we’ve not been to one before
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  9. We saw this show when it came to Belfast and it was absolutely amazing!

  10. Laura Dove says:

    Oh what fun! We love the circus, it’s something that all the family can enjoy no matter what the age! We havent been in such a long time, I need to find one local!

  11. I think we would all love this. How incredible are the people that do everything!?

  12. Pati Robins says:

    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

  13. Wow! This sounds (and looks!) absolutely amazing!!! It must have been really exciting to watch all the different acts. Fabulous!

  14. Claire says:

    I absolutely love the circus! I must make an effort to go this year, this looks like a lot of fun x

  15. Sarah Bailey says:

    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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  16. Zoe says:

    I love things like this, and think that they leave the kids with lasting memories. The acts look fantastic, they are all so very talented.
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  17. This sounds like something for the whole family to enjoy. Circuses are something I always enjoy as I’m always in awe at what they can do!

  18. We’ve heard great thinks about Cirque Berserk and the motorcycles would be thrilling to watch! I bet it was jaw-dropping!
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  19. Valerie says:

    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.

  20. Sounds like a wonderful circus with so much going on and plenty of varied entertainment. I’m always amazed at the acrobatic displays.
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  21. Samantha says:

    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.

  22. MELANIE EDJOURIAN says:

    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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