Review: Cirque Berserk at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Having loved the circus as a kid, I was excited to see Cirque Berserk, but remained unsure of how it would work in a theatre.
I was wrong to be concerned. The show is jam-packed with circus skills and all acts were performed by a diverse cast of 35 people.
There were times when I was in awe, but others when I could barely watch.
Acrobats, knife-throwing, dancers, drummers, aerialists and even a giant walking robot – this show had it all.
Ramona and Matti impressed with an extraordinary show of strength and balance in a mesmerising handstand act.
Germaine Delbosq, a foot-juggler from France, juggled rings, a large cube and burning rods using nothing but her feet.
Tweedy the slapstick clown was popular with kids, but I found his sets predictable and, in truth, downright irritating.
Tropicana Troupe were brilliant. They catapulted themselves into the air using a springboard in what were unbelievable somersault routines – the audience were gasping throughout their appearances.
The crowd favourite, however, was the Globe of Terror.
The Lucius Team are a group of motorbike riders who took to the stage to ride around inside a metal sphere.
It was terrifying because the four of them were in such a small space.
A wonderful night out.
Until March 2