The world-famous Imperial Ice Stars, who have won international critical acclaim and great reviews with their previous tours of The Sleeping Beauty on Ice and Swan Lake on Ice, are set to thrill Scottish audiences once more with their brand new production, Cinderella On Ice, which come to the Theatre Royal from Monday 09 to Saturday 13 June.
In this new interpretation of a classic tale, the Imperial Ice Stars tell the story of Cinderella, a humble chorus dancer who is thrust into the spotlight as a prima ballerina and captivates the handsome Lord Mayor’s son, the most eligible bachelor in town, with her graceful performance. Despite rival attempts by her stepsisters to steal his heart, the kindly Watchmakers and Gypsy Fortune Teller ensure that true love triumphs.
But did you know that the ice used in this production is the real deal? A question that is often asked is whether the rink is actually made of real ice. Well, be assured it is. Here are some facts:
•14 tonnes of ice are created in the production – the same weight as nearly 3 elephants.
•2,500 litres of anti-freeze are used – enough to fill 100 car cooling systems.
•The ice reaches temperatures of minus 15 degrees C, three times colder than your household freezer.
•The ice rink takes over 140 man-hours to build but only 30 man-hours to dismantle.
- Joseph Pike