SEE them on stage this December at the TEATRO at Montecasino!
INTERNATIONAL ICE DANCE SENSATION RETURNS
TO SOUTH AFRICA WITH BRAND NEW SHOW
PETER PAN ON ICE
The Teatro, Montecasino
6 December – 11 January
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.
HAVE A LOOK AT THESE AWESOME ICE FACTS
❄ 44 people tour with the show including performers, technicians and a doctor with a further 17 people required in each venue.
❄ 6 languages are spoken on tour, with rehearsals and notes given mainly in Russian and the backstage crew speaking mainly in English.
❄ The performers rehearse 9 or more hours a day, 6 days a week, for 7 weeks to pull the show together, and they rehearse for 3 hours each day before the show.
❄ There have been 5 weddings and 3 babies from people who have met whilst on tour with the Imperial Ice Stars.
❄ 25 pairs of skates and 50 sets of blades are carried with the troupe on tour.
❄ To freight the whole show is approx. 25,000kg or equivalent of 70 grand pianos.
❄ During a year, our flying pieces on stage will move approx 27,000m during shows.
❄ 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.
❄ They use 15km of pipes underneath the ice rink to distribute the anti-freeze.
❄ In a theatre, the ice rink takes over 140 man-hours to build but only 30 man-hours to dismantle.
❄ The show always requests a hot water supply when “dressing” the ice rink because hot water freezes quicker than cold, the Mpemba effect.
❄ In the last year during our show dismantling, there have been approximately 26,500 shovelfuls of ice deposited from the stage.
PETER PAN ON ICE
The TEATRO, Montecasino
6 December to 11 January
Performances: Tue – Fri @ 7:30pm, Sat @ 3pm & 7:30pm, Sun @ 2pm & 5:30pm