THE Playhouse seats are very comfortable, but I used only a sliver as thin as an ice skater’s blade right at the very edge of mine thanks to the breathtaking action on stage. And what a stage!
Once upon a time, fairy tales were the source of entertainment for children and adults alike. The Imperial Ice Stars recapture the communal essence of the fairy tale to appeal to a broad audience with Sleeping Beauty on Ice.
Efforts to widen the attraction of an art form are not always immediately popular. Musicals, for example, tend to be regarded as the poor relation of Opera. Similarly there is a risk that ballet fans may coolly receive a version of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ danced on ice. Yet the appeal of the production by The Imperial Ice Stars is so wide that only the most prejudiced of audiences could fail to find some aspect that satisfies.
Imperial Ice Stars are famous for fusing adrenaline-rich ice dancing with the kind of dramatic spectacle and technical brilliance that leave you feeling slightly breathless.
When I knew the Imperial Ice Stars were coming back to the Mayflower I was indeed excited. I have lasting memories of their magnificent Swan Lake performed two years ago and feel yet again this production is more than worthy of five stars. The unadulterated uniqueness of these multi-talented artistes positively captivates their audience throughout the 90 minute performance.
Tickets are currently available for Sleeping Beauty on Ice
Upcoming show dates
The Sleeping Beauty on Ice 2013
- 7-11 May, Venue Cymru, Llandudno, UK
- 28 May - 1 June, Theatre Royal, Norwich, UK
- 4-8 June, Alhambra Theatre Bradford, UK
- 11-15 June, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, UK
- 18-22 June, Milton Keynes Theatre, UK
- 1-5 October, Liverpool Empire Theatre, UK
- 8-12 October, New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, UK
- 15- 19 October, New Victoria Theatre, Woking, UK
Swan Lake on Ice 2013
- 17-21 Sept, Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv, Israel
- 23-24 Sept, Jerusalem Theatre, Israel
- 26-27 Sept, Convention Center, Haifa, Israel