Cardiff’s New Theatre welcomes the adrenaline-fuelled Cirque Berserk next week, a West-End show which combines the most thrilling and dangerous circus acts chosen from shows around the world, writes Alys Jones.
Described as “Berserkus, not a Circus”, Cirque Berserk is definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Known as the “Berserkers”, the performers don’t use any safety equipment, delivering maximum hold-your-breath moments. However, one trick is so unbelievably dangerous that a safety wire must be worn. These performers are the biggest and most diverse range on tour anywhere in the UK, including tumblers from Timbuktu; weapon throwers from Argentina; contortionists from Mongolia; balancers from Colombia; and acrobats from Cuba.
The big-set-pieces include the infamous Globe of Death, where four motorbikers ride at motorway speeds inside a Mad Max-style metal sphere, and a RoboCop-style robot that shoots bursts of fire!
Designed to thrill and not scare, this breath-taking display of skill, precision and surprise is brilliant fun for the whole family, with plenty of performances at family-friendly times.
Cirque Berserk! runs from 10 – 15 July and tickets are available from the Box Office on (029) 2087 8889 and newtheatrecardiff.co.uk.