Presented by Zippos, Cirque Berserk! Britain’s biggest and boldest theatre-circus spectacular, is coming to Birmingham to open a new national 2020 tour. Combining beautiful contemporary circus artistry with hair-raising, death-defying stunts, all designed specially for staging in a theatre, the show is guaranteed to thrill audiences from 5 to 95!
This year’s Cirque Berserk! sees the return of its most famous – and most dangerous – act, the legendary ‘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.
They’re joined by a magnificent company of over 30 jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen from all corners of the globe, including, new for 2020, and for the first time in the UK, a multi-talented Troupe from Mongolia, plus brilliant physical-comedy star (and Brazilian ‘capoeira’ champion!) 3ft 6in (107cm) Paulo Dos Santos!
The 2020 tour follows a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019. The production will play at Birmingham Rep from Tuesday 18 February to Sunday 23 February 2020. The perfect evening out or half term treat! Please note the show is not suitable for under 5s.
The Lucius Team The astonishing Lucius Team presents a petrol-fuelled hair-raiser: The motorcycle Globe of Death – live on stage for the first time in the UK. Hold your breath and raise the roof as up to FIVE bikers ride upside down in the globe at speeds of up to 60mph. The louder you cheer, the faster they go!
The Timbuktu Tumblers
Taking acrobatic art from the streets of Africa to a whole new level, The Timbuktu Tumblers present an incredible display of human pyramids, diving through hoops and over flaming limbo poles, they’re set to blow you away with their energy and skill.
The Khadgaa Troupe
New for 2020! Multi-talented Mongolian circus superstars the Khadgaa Troupe entertain with their high-speed, high-energy acrobatic agility.
Elberel Elberel is the most remarkable archer you’ll ever see. Not only does she shoot an arrow with perfect aim, she does so with her feet while performing a handstand!
New for 2020! Gliding gracefully through the air, Hulan brings breath-taking skill and Eastern artistry to her elegant aerial silks act.
The Mighty Khaan
New for 2020! Prepare to be amazed as The Mighty Khaan demonstrates his incredible feats of strength!
Paulo Dos Santos
The diminutive Brazilian star of Ringling Brothers Circus will amaze and entertain with his fearless physical comedy. Combining high-speed tumbling, daring acrobatics and bags full of humour Paulo will be sure to leave you in stitches!
Toni and Nikol
Nothing will prepare you for the speed with which the Czech knife thrower Toni hurls knives and axes towards the spinning board…while his wife Nikol skilfully avoids them!
New for 2020! From Spain and Ireland; marvel at the astonishing strength and agility of Pablo and Vicky performing daredevil aerial stunts high above the stage
Antonio and Connor Garcia
New for 2020! These acrobatic brothers will amaze and delight with their sensational hand balancing act.
Viktor and Yuliya New for 2020! The Ukrainian stars of the Moscow State Circus make their Cirque Berserk! debut with a truly unique unicycling act – seeing is believing!
Our giant, fire breathing robot is always a favourite with audiences.
Berserk Dancers and Aerial Ballet
Our international ensemble, led by the UK’s Sarah Howard, glide fearlessly through the air on hoops and silks, and dance up a storm on the stage below.