TAKE some of your favourite songs from the greatest musicals of all time, throw in some of the world’s top skating stars, add in a live band with singers and you have a Summer Ice Spectacular offering something a little different at the Congress this week.
The Russian ice dancers are no strangers to Eastbourne having delighted crowds in recent years with Peter Pan and Sleeping Beauty on Ice and the latest non-stop singing and dancing is proving to be a sure hit with young and old alike.
From the moment the skaters burst on to the ice with songs from Hairspray, you can’t help but feel like getting up and singing and dancing along.
Hit numbers from Oliver!, Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Mary Poppins and Beauty and the Beast are cleverly intertwined with spectacular ice dance routines accompanied by singers Simon Adkins, Scott Cripps and harmonious Alison Dormer and heavenly Clare Richard who preside over the ice rink from a canopy above the stage where the live band is.
Husband and wife teams Alexander and Ekaterina Belokpytov and Yury and Svetlana Kuprin liven up the show with some stunning ice acrobatics.
The second half of the show is even livelier with hits from Copacabana, Mamma Mia, the Wizard of Oz and my own personal favourite Grease.
Get your skates on – and don’t forget to take a coat with you as the Congress can get a little chilly with an ice rink – as the show is only on tonight, tomorrow and Sunday afternoon before the skating company moves on to its next venue.
Performances are nightly at 7.30pm with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2.30pm. Ticket prices are £16, £21, £23, £25, call 412000.