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Presented by Pieter Toerien, the world’s premier theatrical ice skating company, The Imperial Ice Stars, returns to South Africa with a brand-new show, Peter Pan on Ice, this December. Take a journey to Neverland in this classic tale of magic and make-believe, spectacularly staged on real ice.
Showcasing 23 former World, European and National Championship-level skaters, the highly accomplished cast will astound and mesmerise audiences with their adrenaline-rich, dramatic performance. Collectively, the entire cast holds more than 250 competition medals and will bring their athletic and artistic talents to retell J M Barrie’s well-loved story of Peter Pan.
Join Peter – the boy who never grows up – as he and Tinker Bell whisk Wendy and her brothers from their London home off on a magical journey to Neverland. Watch as they enjoy thrilling adventures with the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and the Mermaids, encountering the evil Captain Hook, his pirates and a very hungry crocodile!
Set to an original score, the show features exquisite, innovative choreography as well as powerful story-telling created by Artistic Director Tony Mercer, widely regarded as the world’s leading creator of theatre-on-ice.
In addition, awe-inspiring acrobatics, flying sequences, LED illumination effects, aerial gymnastics and spectacular fire-on-ice add drama and mystery to the theatrical experience. The dazzling and sophisticated costumes are designed by Tony Mercer in collaboration with Veronique Pasternak.
Since their debut in 2004, the Imperial Ice Stars have enthralled more than four million people in 27 countries across five continents and have performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the London Palladium and three seasons at the Royal Albert Hall. The award-winning troupe has built a worldwide following and established an unrivalled reputation for pushing the boundaries of contemporary ice dance in their sophisticated portrayals of classic works. Previous world tours (Sleeping Beauty on Ice, Swan Lake on Ice, Cinderella on Ice and The Nutcracker on Ice) have been greeted with nightly standing ovations and five-star reviews.
The popular troupe last visited South Africa in 2017 with Cinderella on Ice.
“Whether you’ve seen The Imperial Ice Stars before, or have yet to experience the thrill of world-class ice skating in the intimacy of the theatre, this dramatic new ice interpretation of one of the most classic novels will take your breath away,” said James Cundall, Producer and CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions.
‘**** Sumptuous…. stylish’ – The Times, UK
‘**** A unique fusion of spectacle and artistry’ – The Sunday Express, UK
‘The Imperial Ice Stars are to skating what Cirque du Soleil is to circus –
inspiring, original and great theatre’ – Sunday Telegraph, Sydney
‘Theatrical magic. Miss it at your peril’ – The Canberra Review
‘What a show! These birds are flying high’ – Sydney Morning Herald
‘The beginning of a new ice age… A brilliant example of a spectacle in the true
sense of the word’ – The Sunday Express, UK
‘Breathtakingly slick’ – The Sunday Telegraph, Sydney
‘The Imperial Ice Stars give skating a stamp of class’ – Daily Telegraph, Sydney
About The Imperial Ice Stars
The Imperial Ice Stars are the world’s pre-eminent performers of theatrical ice skating within the intimacy of the theatre stage. Founded in 2004 by James Cundall, one of the leading producers of live entertainment in Asia and Australia, and Tony Mercer, widely regarded as the world’s foremost creator of contemporary theatre on ice, The Imperial Ice Stars have established a strong international reputation and garnered worldwide critical acclaim for their sophisticated productions. With their innovative interpretations of classic tales, The Imperial Ice Stars continue to break new ground in the genre of ice dancing, elevating the art form and broadening its appeal to a more adult audience.
Take a journey to Neverland in this classic tale of magic and make-believe, spectacularly staged on real ice!
PETER PAN ON ICE
The Teatro, Montecasino
6 December to 11 January
Performances: Tuesday – Friday at 19:30 Saturday at 15:00 and 19:30, Sunday at 14:00 and 17:30
Tickets at www.Computicket.com