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A major coup for theatre

PUBLISHED: 08:00 19 October 2008 | UPDATED: 21:33 05 July 2010

A HIGHLY acclaimed show is set to provide all the fireworks next month as the spectacular Russian Ice Stars return to Lowestoft.

From November 5 the brand new production of Cirque De Glace will be performed at the Marina Theatre in what is set to be one of the biggest touring productions ever staged in the town.

A HIGHLY acclaimed show is set to provide all the fireworks next month as the spectacular Russian Ice Stars return to Lowestoft.

From November 5 the brand new production of Cirque De Glace will be performed at the Marina Theatre in what is set to be one of the biggest touring productions ever staged in the town.

Some of the world's finest performers will star in this incredible fusion of explosive Olympic-standard skating, acrobatics, aerial acrobatics and extraordinary circus, guaranteed to thrill all ages.

Colin Angus Executive Producer for Wild Rose Ltd said: “We are delighted to be returning to Lowestoft with our internationally acclaimed company of skaters this autumn.

“Wild Rose has been presenting the Russian Ice Stars in the UK since the early 90s and we are certain the production will both enchant and enthral audiences just as our previous shows have done in venues across the country.”

The production will take pride of place in the forthcoming autumn/winter season at the Marina and prove a major economic boost to the town as the production usually only tours into major cities.

The delighted manager of the Marina, Martin Halliday said: “We are delighted that the fabulous Russian Ice Stars will be returning to the Marina. “Once again our audiences do not have to travel hundreds of miles in search of high quality family entertainment, I am delighted and extremely honoured to have been able to secure this terrific production for the Marina.”

Stephen Ardley, portfolio holder for the Marina at Waveney District Council is equally pleased. “In recent years we have seen some of the most amazing productions staged at the Marina and news of this latest coup is certain to maintain the high calibre of theatrical productions we continue to enjoy,” he said.

Staging a major international ice show will once again prove the most difficult event to stage at the theatre with a special ice surface being built out across the stage and into the auditorium, huge lorries containing the refrigeration plant, lighting, costumes and scenery will have unloaded and assembled by theatre staff in time for opening night.

And such is the popularity of the Russian Ice Stars that they will only have time to present eight performances in the town prior to continuing their UK tour.

Cirque De Glace will open at the Marina Theatre from November 5. For more information or to book seats, please contact the box office on 01502 533200.

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