BRITAIN’S biggest indoor circus spectacular is back.

If you love watching traditional circus thrills and skills along with some performances from daredevil performers then Cirque Berserk is the show for you.

It comprises a talented troupe from across the world, including France, Mongolia, Brazil, Cuba and the Czech Republic.

The circus will have more than 30 jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil performers risking their

lives to perform the legendary motorcycle “Globe of Death” live on stage.

The show will be performed to audiences up and down the country and for five days only it will be in Hove.

There will be 14 different acts performing for thousands of people over the next few days and from the globe of death to a giant fire breathing robot, there really is something for everyone.

For the first time Cirque Berserk will be performed in a big top tent instead of a theatre. Front of house manager Todd Christian thought “Brighton was the perfect place to try it”.

The show’s performers are ready to experiment with the new set up,

Todd said: “It’s a totally different style of circus.

“It’s a theatre show put into a tent.”

“From the outside it looks like Zippos but the show itself is totally different.”


The main feature of the production, wowing crowds at the sold-out Edinburgh Fringe shows, is The Lucius Team – “five motorbikes doing 60mph” inside a 4.5 metre steel globe.

It promises to be “a visual extravaganza”.

The Lucius Team has the distinction of being the only act in the country able to fit five motorbikes in such a small globe.

“For years we had four in there and thought that was the limit,” said Todd, who has been involved in circuses all his life.

The diversity of performances means there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Set to impress crowds are 4hands 2wheels, Rio-based acrobat duo Alan Pagnota and Rafael Ferreira, who perform a “hand to hand balancing act”.

Rafael, who uses a wheelchair, supports his partner and “relies on the top half of his body for all his movement” much loved by celebrities such as Judy Murray.

The show displays an international range of talent from places such as Cuba, Kenya, Argentina, Brazil, France and Hungary.

Acts include knife throwing, contortion, comedy and springboards catapulting performers into the


Cirque Berserk is on twice a day at 3pm and 7pm and runs until Tuesday.

Tickets cost between £9 and £27.50.