I went to see the opening night of Cirque Berserk at the Theatre Royal on Tuesday night, and it was one of the most entertaining shows I’ve seen for a long time. It’s about an hour and a half of gravity defying stunts, mind blowing balancing acts, and good old-fashioned slapstick clowning around.
From the get go you are fully immersed in the dramatic music introducing you to the various acts which include acrobats, jugglers, aerial hooping, knife throwing, knife throwing, ninth generation foot juggler (one of my personal favourites), and the ever exhilarating “Globe of Death”, where no less than four motor cycles whizz around a cage narrowly missing each other; something I’ve wanted to see in real life since I was a small child.
The show is in two parts with an interval, and the second half seems to get turned up a notch in terms of energy; not that the first half felt slow or lacking, I just really enjoyed the seemingly higher energy of the second half.
It’s a great night out and would highly recommend to anyone to go. Take mum and dad, take the kids, take the grandparents, take the grandkids. This really is unequivocal fun for all the family. Roll up roll up and take your seats at the most thrilling show in town!
Showing at Theatre Royal until 1st July, for tickets and info go to www.trch.co.uk
Review by Johnny Banks