Cirque Berserk!

Cirque Berserk!

Zippos presents Cirque Berserk!
Real Circus made for theatre

BRITAIN’S BIGGEST THEATRE-CIRCUS SPECTACULAR - the perfect Easter treat for the whole family!

Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! celebrates the 250th anniversary of the invention of Circus by bringing this treasured form of live entertainment bang up to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular created especially for the theatre.

Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, this astoundingly talented international troupe includes over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen.

Featuring the world’s most hair-raising circus act - the legendary motorcycle ‘Globe of Death’. Don’t miss it!

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★★★★★ 'Great for kids and even better for adults!' The Sun

★★★★ 'A NutriBullet of contemporary circus!' The Times

★★★★ 'A FULL-TILT THRILL RIDE THAT ALMOST LITERALLY SETS THE STAGE ALIGHT...Cirque Berserk’s artistes care nothing for the slick safety and banal twirlings of much current circus... Hold your breath? At times I felt myself turning blue' Daily Express

★★★★ 'A spectacle that will delight any age at any time, and whether you are a fan of circus or not, there will be something in there that will leave you speechless.' Edinburgh Guide  

★★★★ 'Heart-stoppingly good fun' Time Out

'Adrenaline pumping entertainment!' Sunday Mirror

'Leaves one breathless with excitement' Daily Telegraph


Venue: Main House
Time: (3 Apr) 5pm and 7.45pm - (4 Apr) 2pm and 5pm
Price: From £10
Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)
Age Guidance: 6+
This show contains strobe lighting, pyrotechnics, smoke effects and loud noises.

Available at many performances for children and under 26s
If you can’t attend a show without the support of a companion or carer, you can get a companion ticket free of charge – click here for details. 

Our ticket prices increase as the theatre fills. We always recommend booking early to secure the best seats at the best price.


Cast and Creative

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 4 bikers ride upside down in the globe at speeds of up to 60mph. The louder you cheer, the faster they go!

Timbuktu Tumblers

Taking acrobatic art from the streets of Africa to a whole new level, The Timbuktu Tumblers present an incredible display of pyramids, jumping through hoops and flaming limbo poles, set to blow you away with their energy and skill.

Bolas Argentinas

Most famously used by the gauchos (Argentinian cowboys), Gabriel and Germaine make the tradition throwing weapons “bolas” their own in a dangerous display of daring and talent. Do not try this at home!


With the ability to shoot an arrow with perfect aim with her feet whilst standing on her hands, this “Lady from the Bottle”, straight from Mongolia, is the most flexible archer you will ever encounter!

Tropicana Troupe

This outstanding troupe all the way from Cuba catapult themselves high into the air as they perform a range of incredible tricks from flick flacks to somersaults!


“The higher the better” is the motto of strap acrobat Jackie from the United Kingdom, who performs hair-raising tricks mid-air to the astonishment of audiences.

Germaine Delbosq

Germaine from France is one of the most skilled foot jugglers of our time, able to throw and catch balls, rings, cubes and even flaming objects with her feet!


Nothing will prepare you for the speed with which the Czech knife thrower Toni hurls knifes and axes towards the board, without so much as a graze to the skin of his brave assistant....we hope!


Zula is a Mongolian master of the Tower of Chairs; one of the oldest thrill acts in the world. Despite its age, the stunt has lost nothing of its thrilling quality.


High above the stage, Laci demonstrates his amazing skill, strength and artistry in this rarely-performed aerial pole act.

Jose and Gaby

Extraordinary strength, agility and balance from Colombia’s internationally acclaimed
hand-to-hand duo.

Berserk Dancers and Aerial Ballet

The high-kicking, high-energy Hungarian Cirque Berserk dance ensemble and aerial ballet will delight you throughout the show.

Giant Robot

Our giant, fire breathing robot is a favourite with audiences, that needs to be seen to be believed!


Cirque Berserk!

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