Cirque Du Hilarious, Tynemouth

Cirque Du Hilarious

Sunday morning and we’ve left the house nice and early to make our way over to Tynemouth. As a special pick me up for my mother we’ve decided to go out for Brunch and then visit Cirque Du Hilarious. One thing that is guaranteed is to leave the show on a high.

Cirque Du Hilarious

We’ve seen Cirque Du Hilarious in various versions over the past few years at Butlins. Danny Adams and Clive Webb used to literally drive the length of the Country every week throughout the summer season. Performing 2 nights in each of the 3 Butlins Resorts. Then in a random conversation at the opening of the new MagicBox shop, Danny mentioned that the constant traveling was getting a little much. I have to admit I was gutted. Firstly we were booked up to go to Butlins and secondly it is genuinely hilarious.

The humour is… seaside humour, but jokes that the kids will like and plenty of stuff that the adults will love. I have to admit the first time we saw them, I was caught off guard and nearly choked laughing.

The Danny Adams Trailer

I’d been contacted by Danny to put some graphics on their ticket office trailer and knew the dates were coming up. However, we’d booked our last minute trip to Orlando for the next day. Was there enough time to squeeze in this little treat? I couldn’t resist it and bought tickets for our family.

Cirque Du Hilarious

First things first. Check out the graphics on the trailer! The second thing to spot is that the show is sold out. We’d booked our tickets a couple of weeks ago, to make sure we got in.

Cirque Du Hilarious

Tickets are available via their website http://www.cirqueduhilarious.co.uk/

Magical Mischief Tour

Cirque Du Hilarious has a collection of themes. Magic, Slapstick, Circus Skill, Dancing and Music. Each time we have seen it the elements are different, but there are occasional overlaps. Today’s show was as impressive and hilarious as usual. Without spoiling the surprises we’ll point out a few highlights.

Cirque Du Hilarious

Cirque Du Hilarious

As a double act, the father-son team bounces off each other really well. With Danny wanting to be part of the show, while Clive keeps trying to get him off stage. The slapstick humour is fast-paced and constantly fired at you. Inbetween scenes / magic tricks the transitions are filled with music and dancing.

Danny’s brother Mick Potts, adds a whole different dimension the to set up. His constant worried/vacant expression cracks me up. During the performance, he does things that you really can’t believe is happening! Then during the Musical sets with in-house band Clown Force, he puts forward a surprisingly good set of vocals.

Cirque Du Hilarious

Sandwiched between the mayhem and music, are some specialty acts. Vlad a very muscular gymnastic performer. Who contorted himself balancing on his hands. Something that given another 12 years I’d still not be able to do.

Cirque Du Hilarious

And Orissa Kelly (Britains Got Talent), showed her flexibility and dexterity with an aerial routine on the Silks, followed by foot archery! Both of her acts were amazing. Abigail loved the “Greatest Showman” routine.

Cirque Du Hilarious

After 2 hours it was time to go home. Not before we grabbed a quick photo with Danny Adams though.

Cirque Du Hilarious

Cirque Du Hilarious

Cirque Du Hilarious really offers something for everyone. Abigail at 7 was giggling away, I was wiping tears of laughter out of my eyes several times. My mother “thoroughly enjoyed” the show. And that’s saying something as she loves a good moan too.

The full production team deserves full credit pulling the show together. Their work was non stop. As the Show started the heat in the Big Top started to rise, so the ground crew was opening the text sides to allow a breeze through. We had a minor seating issue and they were on hand and helped us out straight away. At the halftime interval, litter was being picked up and the Big top was being kept tidy. Then as soon as the show was over and emptied everyone was on hand clearing and cleaning, setting up to start all over again 1 hour later! The effort that was put in was impressive.

The Hoopers really recommend that you book some tickets now before it is sold out. The show runs until September 2nd 2018 in Tynemouth and the shows are selling out. Tickets are a bargain starting at £10, which make it an affordable summer holiday option.

Tickets are available via their website http://www.cirqueduhilarious.co.uk/

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