Enjoy a sparkling night on ice at the HexagonBy Sarah Dave
April 02, 2009
The Hexagon is once again transformed into an ice rink as it hosts the amazing talents of the Russian ice stars
A cast as sparkling as the ice on which they dance returned to The Hexagon this week to wow audiences in Cirque de Glace.
The Russian Ice Stars are presenting an astonishing spectacle of skating prowess, circus skills, visual effects and acrobatics for their second time in Reading, after their spectacular visit last year for Beauty and The Beast on Ice.
This time, their show has an environmental theme as planet earth is born in an explosion of fire and ice.
Cirque de Glace is then skates around the birth of our world, man’s evolution and development in this ice spectacular.
Performers – some who clearly skated before they could walk – include ice dance champs, gymnasts, award-winning musicians, three times British skating champion John Hamer and Andrey Chuvilyaev, the world’s tallest ice skater at 6ft 8in, all performing on a real ice surface.
Producer Wild Rose has created ice shows for a global audience for the last 15 years using world-class skaters to bring magic to its fairytale storylines. But it has broken with tradition and is now touring its latest Circus on Ice production. Its success is due to its award-winning choreographer, jaw-dropping special effects and, of course, its skaters.
Cirque de Glace bursts on to The Hexagon stage today until Sunday.
Performances today and Saturday are at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and Friday at 7.30pm. There is also a Sunday matinee at 2.30pm.
Tickets are £26, £23 and £20.
All tickets for today’s matinee are £16. Concessions include children aged 16 and under pay half price, other concessions can enjoy £3 off the top two ticket prices and groups of 10 or more pay £16.50 each.
For more information log on to www.readingarts.com, or call the box office on (0118) 960 6060.