Out of the normal confines of Notting Hill, but worth the trip a little further south, this definitely deserves a mention! Tonight sees the opening performance of the fabulous Cinderella on Ice at the Royal Albert Hall – an occasion for which the main arena floor is being frozen with ice for only the second time in its history!
Cinderella on Ice at the Royal Albert Hall
The world-renowned Imperial Ice Stars provide a new interpretation of the classic Cinderella tale, told through unique skating routines. Choreography is by Tony Mercer, one of the leading creators of contemporary theatre on ice, and two times Olympic gold medallist Evgeny Platov. The score has been composed by highly-regarded Tim A Duncan and Edward Barnwell, and recorded by the 72-piece Moscow State Cinematic Orchestra, plus 10 soloists from the Manchester Symphony Orchestra. The score will also be complemented at each performance by a live 20-piece orchestra.
The 25-strong skating cast of Cinderella on Ice includes World, European and National Championship skaters and with stunning special effects – including fire, rain and flying – and extravagant costumes and sets, this is sure to be a very magical experience!
Cinderella on Ice runs from 24th – 28th February, with performances at 7.30pm each evening. Matinee shows at 2.30pm are also on Thursday 25th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February. Tickets can be bought from the Royal Albert Hall’s website at http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/cinderella/default.aspx.