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Elberel, Cirque Berserk! (Photo credit: Piet-Hein Out)

London Theatre News Today: Thursday 24 June

First Published 24 June 2021, Last Updated 30 June 2021

Cirque Berserk! is back in the West End

Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular, Cirque Berserk!, brings its record-breaking show back to London’s West End, at The Garrick Theatre from 25 August – 11 September 2021.

The hair-raising and hilarious Cirque Berserk! celebrates its return to the stage, following the cancellation of its performances since March last year due to lockdown restrictions. Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, the 2021 show features audiences’ favourite Berserk! acts from around the world plus some thrilling new ones.

A unique collaboration between classical circus artists, some from tenth generation circus families, and a theatrical creative team, Cirque Berserk! is the UK’s biggest and most diverse full-scale circus production created specially for proscenium-arch theatres.

This astoundingly talented international troupe features over thirty acrobats, aerialists and daredevil stuntmen showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, including the legendary high-speed motorcycle ‘Globe of Death’.

The company has performed throughout the UK and internationally, and is a regular must-see at Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it has established itself as the Fringe’s best-selling show of all time.

Tickets will be available to purchase on Official London Theatre from 10am on Wednesday 30 June as part of our much-love Kids Week initiative which runs throughout August. Find out more about Cirque Berserk and Kids Week by clicking the button below!


First look: Production images of Constellations with Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah

Constellations today releases a first look at beautiful production images from Constellations starring Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah.

In an innovative producing model, devised in response to the pandemic, four brand new casts will take turns to journey through the multiverse exploring the infinite possibilities of a relationship; each refracting the play afresh. The couples are Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah (18 June – 1 August) Peter Capaldi and Zoë Wanamaker (23 June – 24 July), Omari Douglas and Russell Tovey (30 July – 11 September), and Anna Maxwell Martin and Chris O’Dowd (6 August – 12 September).

We went to check out the opening night of the Donmar Warehouse’ West End revival at Vaudeville Theatre and it did not disappoint! Check out our experience below and grab your tickets to see this star-studded play.

Related Article: Our trip to the opening night of Constellations
Megan and Jess went to the opening night of Constellations and described it as "a beautiful, unique and moving love-story." Find out more here!


The Old Vic today announces the two new specially commissioned monologues

Pearl Mackie, Queers

The Old Vic today announces the two new specially commissioned monologues for Queers, curated by Mark Gatiss, to mark Pride Month. I Threw It, written by Travis Alabanza and performed by Kim Tatum AKA Mzz Kimberley, and Bee, by Jade Anouka and performed by Pearl Mackie, will be directed by Sean Linnen. The monologues will premiere as part of Your Old Vic and will be available for free on The Old Vic’s YouTube channel from 30 Jun.

Originally commissioned in 2017, Queers commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act from the perspective of those whose lives it affected with a poignant, funny, tragic and riotous celebration. These two new commissions are stories from the wider LGBTQ+ community.

Queers, curated by Mark Gatiss, is part of The Old Vic’s One Voice series. The original monologues were produced in partnership with the BBC and were re-released on BBC iPlayer on 02 Jun.

With dramaturgy by Annabel Bolton, casting by Jessica Ronane CDG, design consultation by Polly Sullivan and the composer is Rebekah Alero. Ashen Gupta is Assistant Director on I Threw It and Kwame Owusu is Assistant Director on Bee.

Queers is part of One Voice, a series of monologues specially commissioned by The Old Vic and funded by the TS Eliot Estate, with one-off performances from renowned actors. One Voice celebrates the most raw of theatre forms – a single voice on a stage without scenery, without costume and nothing to rely on but words.

The One Voice series is conceived by Artistic Director Matthew Warchus.


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