To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hyde Park Winter Wonderland this year, there is a brand new attraction. Following sold-out seasons at the Royal Albert Hall and several world tours, The Imperial Ice Stars, will bring their dazzling production of The Nutcracker on Ice to the UK’s no.1 Christmas destination. The Nutcracker on Ice will open on Friday 18th November 2016 and will run every day until Monday 2nd January 2017.
Showcasing world-class skating in a stunning new indoor venue, the Winter Palace Theatre, with sumptuous projected scenery, lavish costumes, spectacular flying sequences, acrobatics, fire and illusions, The Nutcracker on Ice at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland will be a thrilling theatrical experience that will enchant all ages.
In a specially created show for Winter Wonderland, get ready to experience 60 minutes of pure joy and ice magic. As midnight strikes on Christmas Eve, a toy Nutcracker comes to life, sweeping a young girl to a world of enchantment and wonder where she meets many colourful characters including the Mouse King, the Nutcracker Prince and, of course, the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Set to Tchaikovsky’s most famous score, the cast of World, European and National Championship-level skaters will astound and mesmerise audiences with their breath-taking high-speed lifts and throws, as well as their graceful and sublime ice dancing, in the intimate setting of the frozen theatre stage.
Stephen Flint Wood, Director, PWR Events said: “We are thrilled to be celebrating Hyde Park Winter Wonderland’s 10th Anniversary. To commemorate this special year, we are adding the world-class production of the Nutcracker on Ice to our festive attractions line-up of returning and re-imagined favourites. This will truly be a year to remember.”
To create a 2000 square feet frozen stage, 12 miles of pipe-work chilled to minus 15 degrees are laid out on stage, six tonnes of crushed ice spread over the surface, and 12,000 litres of water sprayed over a period of 34 hours; while the auditorium is kept at a comfortable temperature.
Over the last decade The Imperial Ice Stars have performed to almost four million people across five continents, from Toronto to Tokyo, Cyprus to Cape Town, and Singapore to Sydney. With a world-wide following, the award-winning cast have an unrivalled reputation for awe-inspiring performances with their breath-taking and dare-devil moves on the ice. Their previous world tours (Sleeping Beauty on Ice, Swan Lake on Ice, Cinderella on Ice and The Nutcracker on Ice) have been greeted with nightly standing ovations and five-star reviews.
As well as The Nutcracker on Ice, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland will also host many new and returning attractions, including: the UK’s largest outdoor ice rink, The Magical Ice Kingdom – An Arctic Adventure, Zippos Christmas Circus, Cirque Berserk, The Sooty Christmas Show, the Giant Observation Wheel as well a many thrilling fairground rides, 200 chalets in the Angels and Fairies Christmas Market and food and drink throughout the site. Tickets are on sale now.
The Nutcracker on Ice at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is a PWR Events, The Royal Parks and Lunchbox Theatrical Productions presentation.
Tickets are now on sale for The Nutcracker on Ice
Show: The Nutcracker on Ice at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Dates: Friday 18th November 2016 – Monday 2nd January 2017 (closed on Christmas Day)
Times: The show is 1 hour long starting at 14:00, 16:00, 1730 and 19:00. There will also be performances at 12:30 and 20:30 on selected days. Check website for details.
Prices: From £11.95 (children) £15.95 (adults)
Online booking: www.hydeparkwinterwonderland.com
Address: Hyde Park, London, W2 2HU