World Class Skating in the intimacy of the theatre

27 Apr 06

The world’s leading theatrical ice skating company, The Imperial Ice Stars, returns to Sydney with a brand new production Swan Lake on Ice at the Lyric Theatre, Star City from 6 June.

"If  blood-stirring, bravura skating is what you’re after, look no further"

The Times

The world’s leading theatrical ice skating company, The Imperial Ice Stars, returns to Sydney with a brand new production Swan Lake on Ice at the Lyric Theatre, Star City from 6 June. The Sydney season will be followed by an 8 city tour of Australia and New Zealand as part of a 52 week world tour.

The Imperial Ice Stars, under renowned Director Tony Mercer, amazed audiences in Sydney in 2004 with Sleeping Beauty on Ice – a production that has played to over 500,000 people in ten countries. Audiences and critics were united in their praise, with the show receiving nightly standing ovations.

Swan Lake on Ice will be performed to Tchaikovsky’s glorious music by 26 ice skaters of Olympic, World, European and National Championship standing who between them have won over 200 competition medals. Having adapted beautifully to the theatrical demands of narrative and character, these former competitive skaters bring grace and fluidity to the discipline and technical demands of world-class ice performance.

The timeless story of Swan Lake tells the story of Prince Siegfried, who falls in love with Odette, a woman transformed into a swan by an evil curse. Odette is destined to remain a strange composite creature, until rescued by a man's undying love.  Only the evil Rothbart and his daughter, the black swan Odile, stand in her way of release from the curse. 

The Imperial Ice Stars beautifully capture the story of Swan Lake in their own interpretation and are destined to thrill audiences with their skill and sublime acrobatic dexterity. It is stunning skating in the intimacy of the theatre stage with all the thrills of Olympic level skating – breathtaking triple flips, awe inspiring aerial gymnastics, double axels, death spirals, bielmanns, triple throw axels and spectacular high speed lifts, unique to the Imperial Ice Stars’ performance.

“Elegant, sophisticated, stylish and, above all, supremely accomplished”
The Daily Telegraph

Tony Mercer is recognised as one of the world’s leading directors of theatre-on-ice shows. His productions, including Carmen on Ice, Barnum on Ice, Nutcracker on Ice and Sleeping Beauty on Ice, have toured extensively throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia over the past 10 years.

With his in-depth knowledge of ice dancing, Tony Mercer has assembled an unrivalled team of ice choreographers, all of whom have coached international medal winners, including skaters seen at the recent Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.  Each choreographer specialises in the particular disciplines seen at the top level of skating and with their collective skills will stun audiences with an ice spectacular never seen before.

Sumptuous sets have been designed by Eamon D'Arcy, one of Australia's leading designers and Scenic Designer of the Opening Ceremony at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.  More than 110 richly decorative costumes have been created by Albena Galubeva from Moscow's famed Stanislovksy Theatre.

Swan Lake on Ice is a truly spectacular and unique theatrical extravaganza and a show for all ages. If you enjoyed The Imperial Ice Stars’ Sleeping Beauty on Ice, be prepared for the awesome experience of Swan Lake on Ice.

Book at Ticketmaster 1300 796 330 or
For VIP, Stay & See, Dining and Corporate Packages call 1800 700 700
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For more information contact

Bruce Pollack

Pollack Consulting

40 Victoria Street, Paddington, Australia 2021

Telephone: (61 2) 9331 5276 Facsimile: (61 2) 9331 5355

Mobile: 0418 331 527 (61 418 331 527)


Produced by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, Imperial Ice Theatre and David Atkins Enterprises

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