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Cirque Berserk!

3rd Aug 2018 - 26th Aug 2018

Lennox Theatre - Pleasance at EICC

6pm, 1:30pm

Overview

Important information:

This show contains loud noises, flashing lights and smoke effects.

Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular makes its eagerly anticipated Fringe debut! Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! celebrates the 250th anniversary of the invention of Circus by bringing this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular created especially for the theatre. Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, this astoundingly talented international troupe includes over thirty acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen. Featuring the world’s most hair-raising circus act, the legendary motorcycle Globe of Death.

‘A NutriBullet of contemporary circus!’ **** (Times).

‘Heart-stoppingly good fun’ **** (Time Out).

Suitable for Ages 5+

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'Outrageous, death-defying circus that will leave you gasping for breath.'
5 stars
The Daily Express
'Great for kids and even better for adults!'
5 stars
The Sun
An array of acts that outdo each other in the thrill stakes... pitched perfectly between being a traditional circus experience and a theatrical production.This is a show not to be missed!
5 stars
Birmingham Mail
'Heart-stoppingly good fun'
4 stars
Time Out
'A NutriBullet of contemporary circus! Properly thrilling... your eyes will be fixed on the stage'
4 stars
The Times
'Happily repackages different elements of the new circus movement to go into conventional theatre spaces. The acts are drawn from a palette of highly skilled and sometimes idiosyncratic performers... Plenty of thrills to be had here!'
4 stars
The Stage
'Fast-paced circus-with-a-difference - a veritable feast for the eyes and ears!'
4 stars
Manchester Evening News
'Bringing the raw thrills, danger, exhilaration and sometimes beauty from the Big Top to a West End theatre.'
4 stars
Londontheatre.co.uk
'The Big Top may have been replaced by a theatre but the spirit of circus is still alive with Cirque Berserk. The show is gloriously, death-defyingly, magnificently, LUDICROUSLY FANTASTIC. It is also one the whole family will enjoy. Roll up, roll up, the circus is in town... just remember to breathe.'
4 stars
WHATSONSTAGE.COM
'Two hours of almost constant action, of which you don't want to miss a moment.'
stars
British Theatre Guide
'Had me genuinely laughing out loud and marvelling... the two hours flies by and there's not a child hankering for their Nintendo in sight. Fun for all the family - just don't stand too close!'
stars
Broadwayworld.com
'Guaranteed to get your motor running...whips up an adrenaline-rush of energy...plenty of highlights studded through the hectic cavalcade of acts.'
stars
Metro
'Traditional, family minded British circus that prides itself on its authenticity... still performed by real circus families, some sixth generation. Eye popping acrobatic feats defying the laws of physics.'
stars
Daily Telegraph
'The acts are superlative... There are no duff linking sections or, worse, the woeful moral fables of Cirque du Soleil...simply watch and marvel!'
stars
Evening Standard
'The greatest show on earth - this is unlike any other circus I've ever experienced. It's a West End style show that combines all the wonderment of traditional circus and brings it to us in a much more glamorous and comfortable way.'
stars
Birmingham Express and Star

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