The venue is upstairs to the right of the penny arcade on the Blackpool Central Pier. All the chairs and tables were set out so that everyone faced the stage and there was plenty of space between tables. A really nice size, so everyone is close enough to the stage that you can join in and interact - or sit far enough back that you are just too far away to be singled out by the 2 main performers.
The show is performed by a fantastic crew who all seemed to be enjoying themselves. The main two are Clive Webb and Danny Adams - a father and son duo who whatever they say, are masters of the ad lib. Alongside they have a team who were brilliant, there were corpses and failed props and each one was used to advantage to make the crowd laugh some more.
Beneath any slapstick - and there wasn't too much at all - there are a very talented bunch of performers here. They show this with some great musical sketches, close up over-the-top magic, the fantastic split second ad libs and the non-stop grasp of your focus, so that you barely notice they're doing scenery changes and clean ups.
There was a bit of smutty humour, which went straight over the head of my nearly 6 year old. It was a bit cringeworthy for adults, but my 12 year old nephew thought it was hilarious, so I guess it means there's something for everyone.
The one who enjoyed it most, and laughed so hard he cried, was my son who's nearly 6. He's been reliving moments from the show all day, as have we "remember in the Cirque Du Hilarious show when they....."
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The Cirque Du Hilarious will be performing on Blackpool Central Pier at 1pm and 3.30pm every day except Friday (day off), or when it's scorchingly hot (the 1pm is cancelled during the heatwave as it would be too uncomfortable for the performers under the stage lights) until 31st August.
Tickets are available from the box office or in advance from TicketMaster. Online with booking fee a full price adult costs £11.25,concessions are £9.25 and a family ticket (4 people) costs £30
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