CIRQUE BERSERK! TO RETURN TO THE PEACOCK THEATRE IN FEBRUARY 2018 TO CELEBRATE 250TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INVENTION OF CIRCUS

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CIRQUE BERSERK! TO RETURN TO THE PEACOCK THEATRE IN FEBRUARY 2018 TO CELEBRATE 250TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INVENTION OF CIRCUS
Zippos Circus is delighted to announce that Cirque Berserk!, the UK’s biggest and boldest theatre/circus spectacular, will be returning to the West End for a limited two-week engagement at London’s Peacock Theatre next February.

Combining beautiful contemporary circus artistry with hair-raising, death-defying stunts, all designed specially for staging in a proscenium arch theatre, the show will enthral thrill-seeking audiences.

Next year’s Cirque Berserk! will see the return of its most famous – and most dangerous – act, the legendary ‘Globe of Death’, in which four motorcyclists defy gravity and risk life and limb traversing the inside of a spherical steel cage at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour. They will be joined by a magnificent company of over 30 jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen from all corners of the globe.

The production will play at the Peacock Theatre from 5 February to 17 February 2018, before embarking on a 40-week UK tour.

Zippos Circus presents Cirque Berserk!
Peacock Theatre, Portugal St, London WC2A 2HT
Monday 5 February – Saturday 17 February 2018

Show times

Monday-Friday: 7.30pm
Saturday: 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sunday: 11am, 3pm, 7pm
No performance on Monday 12 February
Additional 3pm matinee on Wednesday 14 February

Booking

Tickets priced at £15-38 (plus £1.95 booking fee)
Box office: peacocktheatre.com/whats-on/zippos-cirque-berserk or 020 7863 8222
Under 16s are half-price (maximum two half-price child tickets per paying adult)
Group bookings of 8+ receive 20% off stalls seats for most performances

Please note the show is not suitable for under 5s.

All UK tour dates can be viewed and booked at cirqueberserk.co.uk/#uk-tour-2018

N.B. Cirque Berserk! is not to be confused with the similarly-named American show ‘Cirque Berzerk’.

Creative team

Founder and Producer: Martin ‘Zippo’ Burton
Creative Director: Julius Green
Movement Director: Dede McGarrity
Set Design: Sean Cavanagh
Lighting Design: Mike Robertson
Sound Design: Matthew Bugg
Costume Design: Dianne Kelly

Getting there

Underground: Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines) / Temple (District and Circle lines)

Bus: High Holborn / Kingsway / Aldwych / The Strand

Driving: Limited metered parking is available on some of the surrounding streets. The closest car parks are Lincoln’s Inn, Lincoln’s Inn Fields WC2A 3TL and NCP Covent Garden, Parker Street WC2B 5NT.

The Peacock Theatre is inside the congestion charge zone, and a fee is payable between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays.

About the 250th anniversary of circus

The art of the circus was born in 1768, when showman and entrepreneur Philip Astley first drew out a circular arena on an abandoned patch of land in Waterloo and filled it with astonishing equestrian acrobatics. Cirque Berserk! is proud to be part of #Circus250, a UK-wide celebration of 250 years of the circus championed by Sir Peter Blake, who has designed the organisation’s logo.

 

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