Review: Cirque Du Hilarious
Cirque Du Hilarious with Danny and Clive
Laughter Dome Big Top, Wallsend Rugby Club, Newcastle upon Tyne
8th August 2023
Anyone who has seen the Theatre Royal’s pantomimes in recent years will know what to expect from father and son comedy and magic act Danny Adams and Clive Webb. Here, they are at their unfettered best with their brand-new show for 2023 – Cirque Du Hilarious currently playing in the grounds of Wallsend Rugby Club.
The show opens brightly with the Cirque Du Hilarious dancers strutting their stuff amid some glorious lighting and the action really gets going when Danny and Clive take to the stage with their mix of magic tricks, slapstick, and comedy routines. The format of the big top works very well for this very accomplished act with just the right level of naughtiness, fart jokes and comedy to keep the parents entertained as well as the many children who were there to enjoy the zany antics they have come to know and love.
This is a truly international show with acts coming from as far as Mexico, Spain, and Costa Del Newcastle to entertain the audience this evening. There were aerial performers, a very accomplished juggler, and some fantastic vocals from local lad Wayne Smith who also joined in with some of the comedy routines with a sense of great fun.
The opening to act two was mesmeric but I will not say too much about it because it has to be seen. There is also a good smattering of audience participation which the delighted crowd lapped up.
Circus is often described as the Greatest Show in Earth and there is certainly something for everyone under the big top at Cirque Du Hilarious with Ringmaster Danny Adams showing what an all-round entertainer and host he is and it is well worth packing up the whole family to enjoy a couple of hours of quality entertainment with a whole load of laughs and variety this summer.
Cirque Du Hilarious plays at The Laughter Dome Big Top, Wallsend Rugby Club until 3rd September with shows at 2pm and 6pm Tuesday to Friday and at 12pm, 3pm and 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.
– Stephen Stokoe
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