Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, this new show for 2023 features performers from across the globe making their UK debuts, alongside a host of Cirque Berserk! favourites including the world’s most hair-raising circus act – the legendary motorcycle Globe of Death – in which fearless motorcyclists defy gravity 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 and daredevil stuntmen, including a multi-talented acrobatic troupe from Mongolia and – back by popular demand – the brilliant Brazilian aerialist, physical-comedy star and ‘capoeira’ champion 3ft 6in (107cm)Paulo Dos Santos.
“Circus is the most diverse and accessible form of live entertainment – our show really does have something for everyone, and we look forward to welcoming audiences to Cirque Berserk!’s new London home at Riverside Studios.”Producer Martin “Zippo” Burton said.
Acts appearing at Riverside Studios:
The Lucius Team: Stunt Motorbikes from Brazil. The astonishing Lucius Team presents a petrol-fuelled hair-raiser: The motorcycle Globe of Death. Hold your breath and raise the roof as the fearless bikers ride upside down in the globe at speeds of up to 60mph. The louder you cheer, the faster they go!
Mongolian Acrobats Our special guests from the Steppes give a whole new meaning to “team-work” as they literally hold each other’s lives in their hands.
The Timbuktu Tumblers: Hoop Diving and Flaming Limbo from Africa. Taking performance arts from the streets of Africa to a whole new level, these guys will blow you away with their light-hearted, high-energy acrobatics.
Paulo dos Santos: Aerial Straps from Brazil. The diminutive star of America’s Ringling Brothers Circus is an inspiration to us all as he soars above the stage in a sensational display of skill and daring.
Brahim: Vertical Pole from Morocco. Amazing strength and agility in a breathtakingly elegant performance.
Hulan: Aerial Silks from Mongolia. Gravity-defying elegance as Hulan swoops gracefully through the air on her dazzling white silks…. Just don’t look down!
Ludvick Novotny: Rola Rola from the Czech Republic. Bravery and unbelievable balancing skills are the key ingredients of this death-defying act.
Ebbe & Bilguun: Adagio from Mongolia. Grace, artistry and astonishing hand-to-hand acrobatics from this multi-talented duo.
Whimmie Walker and Paulo: Physical Comedy from the UK and Brazil. Our dynamic duo will have you in stitches with their anarchic comedy capers….and not a red nose in sight!
Toni: Knife Throwing and Juggling from the Czech Republic. Juggling with fire is just for starters… Nothing will prepare you for the speed with which Toni hurls knives and axes towards the spinning board…while his brave assistant skilfully avoids them!
Cirque Beserk! is on at Riverside Studios from Thursday 9 February until Saturday 11 March 2023. Tickets are £34.50-£39.50 (young people aged 5-15: £20-£24.50) and you can get 30% off with code CB09. More info and bookings here.