Cirque Berserk


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ZIPPOS PRESENTS ‘CIRQUE BERSERK!’ Real Circus made for Theatre: 2017 UK THEATRE TOUR

(Above) Globe of Death on Vimeo.

The daredevil who speeds inside the ‘Globe of Death’ on BBC I-player Radio

 

PRESS RELEASE: 25 June 2021

 

ROLL UP, ROLL UP,

CIRQUE BERSERK!

IS BACK IN THE WEST END!

 

Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular, Cirque Berserk!, brings its record-breaking show back to London’s West End, at The Garrick Theatre from 25 August – 11 September 2021.

The hair-raising and hilarious Cirque Berserk! celebrates its return to the stage, following the cancellation of its performances since March last year due to lockdown restrictions. Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, the 2021 show features audiences’ favourite Berserk! acts from around the world plus some thrilling new ones.

A unique collaboration between classical circus artists, some from tenth generation circus families, and a theatrical creative team, Cirque Berserk! is the UK’s biggest and most diverse full-scale circus production created specially for proscenium-arch theatres.

This astoundingly talented international troupe features over thirty acrobats, aerialists and daredevil stuntmen showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, including the legendary high-speed motorcycle ‘Globe of Death’.

The company has performed throughout the UK and internationally, and is a regular must-see at Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it has established itself as the Fringe’s best-selling show of all time.

 

★★★★★

‘This amazing show is like Cirque du Soleil on steroids… brings the big boys to the big top in an outrageous, death-defying circus that will leave you gasping for breath.’

The Daily Express

 

★★★★★

‘Great for kids and even better for adults!’

The Sun

 

Martin ‘Zippo’ Burton, Cirque Berserk! Founder and Producer said :

“We are so pleased to be bringing Cirque Berserk! back to the West End this August. It has been a challenging time for most arts organisations, including ours, so we’re pleased to be back on stage doing what we do best – entertaining audiences through ‘hold your breath’ moments and sheer joy of witnessing the unimaginable. We are so excited to welcome back our audiences to enjoy the slice of culture we offer, but also to welcome new ones! The circus attracts a lot of first-time theatre goers, establishing someone’s love and hunger for live entertainment, which is essential during these times.”

Cirque Berserk! is entirely non-verbal, and appeals to audiences of all ages.

Performance includes loud noises, flashing lights, smoke effects and real motorbikes.

 

CREATIVE TEAM:

 Martin ‘Zippo’ Burton                     Founder and Producer

Beau Denning                                   Production Director

Julius Green                                      Creative Director

Dede McGarrity                                Movement Director

Sean Cavanagh                                 Set Design

Dianne Kelly                                      Costume Design

Mike Robertson                               Lighting Design

Matthew Bugg                                  Sound Design

 

PRESS CONTACT

 For all press enquires, interviews and press tickets contact The Can Group:

Claire Cummins | E clairec@thecangroup.co.uk

John Potter | E john@thecangroup.co.uk | T 077889 418 863

 

 

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

 

Cirque Berserk! 

The Garrick Theatre

2 Charing Cross Road,

London,

WC2H 0HH

 

Booking number:  0330 333 4811

Website: www.cirqueberserk.co.uk  | www.nimaxtheatres.com

 

Ticket prices £20 to £59.50 (special discounts for children)

Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes (includes an interval)

 

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Wednesday 25 August – Saturday 11 September 2021, performance times vary.

Press Night: Wednesday 25 August, 7:30pm

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter – @CirqueBerserkUK

Instagram – @cirqueberserk

Facebook – /cirqueberserk

#CirqueBerserk

 

 

Cirque Berserk is grateful for support through the Cultural Recovery Fund from Arts Council England, DCMS and HM Treasury that enables us to be #HereForCulture.

COVID-19 INFORMATION:

The Garrick Theatre operates strictly under the government COVID-19 guidelines. For further information check the COVID-19 secure information page on Nimax’s website. Currently, bookings can be for up to six people from mixed households or larger where only two households combine. If you or anyone in your party experience symptoms of COVID-19 or are required to self-isolate Nimax have a 100% exchange guarantee up to 24 hours before your performance. Please contact boxoffice@nimaxtheatres.com and they will assist.

 

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The Lucius Team - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

Timbuktu Tumblers - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo © Piet Hein-Out

Timbuktu Tumblers - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

The Lucius Team - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

Ebbe - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

Aerial silks - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

Elebrel - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

Toni and Nikol - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

Paulo dos Santos - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

Paulo dos Santos - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

Paulo dos Santos - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

Paulo dos Santos - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

Aerial silks - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

The Company - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

Elberel - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

Elberel - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

Elberel - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

Elberel - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

Antonio Garcia - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

Robot - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

The Lucius Team - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

Elberel - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out

Toni and Nikol - CIRQUE BERSERK! Photo ©Piet Hein-Out