A circus act featuring a live on-stage cage trick with four speeding motorcycles has opened in Northampton for the first time.
The Royal & Derngate theatre is playing host to the Cirque Berserk! circus artists with over thirty aerialists, jugglers and stunt men and women from all over the world.
The artists are also joined by award-winning comedian, Tweedy the Clown, as well as 'the world's most dangerous circus act'.
The production features four motorcyclists speeding at over 60mph inside a steel cage for 'The Globe of Death.' It is the first circus to feature the event on stage.
A Cirque Berserk! spokeswoman said: "This is a show that brings the familiar family circus bang up to date, styled for 2017 and brought indoors to comfy regional theatres. Great for everyone from 7 years to 97."
Northampton's shoe-making expertise also feature on-stage, as Cirque Berserk! Argentinian Gabriel Carmona - who performs a tango dance with swinging fire bolas - will act in custom-made boots from the Tricker's shoe's factory.
Yesterday, the tango-dancer was measured for his new boots at the factory in St Michael's Road and is set to paid to the shoe-makers in a section of his routine.
Mr Carmona said: "My boots have to be more than perfect fit. They must protect my feet as well as look authentic. They are very special, so when I heard I could get some made at this factory, I was delighted and relieved."
Cirque Berserk! will run for a week at the Royal & Derngate theatre between March 14 and 18.
Tickets are available at the Royal & Derngate Theatre website