PETER PAN ON ICE to Play Wyvern Theatre, 7-11 May
Captain Hook (Alexei Motorin) from Peter Pan On Ice came face to face with his greatest fear on Friday 25 April. The pirate and his shipmates (Oleg Alekhnovich and Alexander Ustinov) made their way to Crocodiles of the World, in Oxfordshire, ahead of performing in nearby Swindon next month.
In the tale of Peter Pan, the captain of the Jolly Roger is pursued relentlessly by a crocodile. The croc gained a taste for Captain Hook when Peter Pan fed him Hook's hand. Ever since, the pirate has had a fear of the animal!
Crocodiles of the World is an inspirational place for all ages to learn more about animals, the natural world, and environmental conservation. The Crocodile Conservaiton and Education Centre, situated near Brize Norton, is open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm all year round including Bank Holidays.
Peter Pan On Ice is an enchanting story featuring Wendy, Michael and John and, of course, Peter Pan. The boy who never grew up teaches The Darlings to fly, with the help of Tinkerbell, before taking them on a magical journey to Never Land. Favourite characters, including Tiger Lily, Mr Smee and the vengeful Captain Hook, will spring to life against a backdrop of stunning scenery. Along with some incredible special effects and dazzling unique touches, the cast of 23 skaters will bring this charming story to life in a way never seen before.
The logistics of staging a show such as Peter Pan On Ice are challenging, with the company having just 18 hours in which to transform a normal theatre stage into a bespoke ice rink. It takes two 45ft trucks, two industrial pools, 15 km of special rubber piping, two chiller units and four tons of crushed ice to make the rink. A crew of ten work around the clock in order to get the venue ready for the ice stars to rehearse at 4.30pm on opening night.
PETER PAN ON ICE will run at the Wyvern Theatre from Wednesday 7 May to Sunday 11 May. Book tickets today at https://swindontheatres.co.uk or by calling the Ticket Office on 01793 524 481.
Check out a fun promo for the show below, featuring a real-life croc!
Photo Credit: Peter Dewhirst