PREMIER theatrical ice-skating company, The Imperial Ice Stars, returns to Cape Town with a new show this January: Peter Pan On Ice. It runs at Artscape Opera House from January 15 till February 2, 2020. 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. Mercer designs the dazzling and sophisticated costumes, 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 standing ovations and five-star reviews.
The popular troupe last visited South Africa in 2017 with Cinderella On Ice.
Ticket prices range from R115 to R450. Book through Computicket, Artscape Dial-A-Seat (021 421 7695), Theatre on the Bay (021 438 3300), or via the call centre on 0861 915 8000. Various Ts&Cs apply.
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