‘Hot Ice – Rapture’ at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena: Review | Theater | Entertainment

Hot Ice is the world’s longest running skating show, located in the middle of the iconic resort town of Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the Lancashire resort town. Since the construction of the Pleasure Beach arena in 1936, Hot Ice has amazed and delighted millions of visitors with its glitz, glamour, skill and stunts.

It may have been thought that politicians were the specialists in thin ice skating, but this musical treat proves otherwise.

Choreographed by renowned Hot Ice veteran and skating coach Oula Jaaskelainen and her assistant Lynsey Brown, ‘Rapture’ is a sinful treat of opulence, dance and extravagance.

Oula, a former Olympian and cast member of Hot Ice, encourages performers to skate at high speeds with intricate footwork and thrilling jumps – even terrifying backflips!

He told the Daily Express: “We wanted to create a show that will blow your mind – not only with its intensity, passion and excitement, but also with the talent of these skaters who are among the best in the world.

“We are reaching the limits of what can be done on ice in this show and we know you won’t find a better night in the whole of the UK.

“We felt responsible after the past two years with Covid and everything that’s happened to bring pure joy to our audience and leave them on the edge of their seat. It’s amazing!”

Pushing a cast of Olympic skaters to their limits, “Rapture” is the brainchild of producer and director Amanda Thompson, CEO of Blackpool Pleasure Beach and a talented skater herself.

She explained, “This show is all about intense feelings of pleasure and joy.

“The skaters were chosen very carefully for their unique skills and to complement each other throughout the performance.

“Our actors have been flown here from different corners of the world to showcase their talent and thrill you.”

Created by the talented costume team at Stageworks Worldwide Productions, the show’s jaw-dropping costumes are arguably the best you’ll see in the theater world.

You simply don’t see a sight like this anywhere else on the planet and it’s the jewel in Blackpool’s crown.

There’s more feathers and glitter than Las Vegas and the show opens with a Romeo and Juliet-themed routine of two star-crossed lovers exploring their passion for music, dance and pyrotechnics.

Throughout the show, the show’s mesmerizing soundtrack blends opposing styles, from the classic Swan Lake twist to the twinkling lights of the disco-themed Utopian number.

*For more information or to book tickets, please visit www.hoticeshow.com Shows run from 7 July to 10 September 2022 with tickets from £10.

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