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Russian Ice Stars bring unique show to the North West
The Russian Ice Stars skate into the Palace Theatre in Manchester next weekend with a new adaptation of JM Barrie’s fantasy story of the boy who never grew up, writes David Upton.
Peter Pan on Ice runs from Friday until Sunday for five performances.
The troupe includes many former Olympic competitors.
Formed in 1993, the company now performs to audiences all over the world and previous productions include Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.
The company is also responsible for combining circus skills and ice dance in Cirque de Glace.
The logistics of staging such shows are challenging, with the company having just 18 hours in which to transform a normal theatre stage into a bespoke ice rink.
It takes two industrial pools, 15 km of special rubber piping, two chiller units and four tons of crushed ice.
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