Holiday On Ice Returns To The UK With ENERGIA, Begins In Birmingham Jan 7-8

Holiday on Ice brings a spectacular new show, "ENERGIA", to the UK in 2011, premiering at the Birmingham LG Arena on 7 & 8 January, followed by Brighton Centre (11-30 January), Peterborough Exec (3-6 February), Cardiff International Arena (8-13 February) and Exeter Westpoint (18-27 February).

"ENERGIA", performed by some of the world's most talented and exciting ice skaters, tells the story of the universe and how it is connected by energy. Beginning with an exploding Supernova, and continuing with the creation of mankind on Earth, we then visit the worlds of Neptune, Mars and Venus, watch a tango between the Sun and Moon, and finish with a Bollywood-style celebration of Diwali, the annual festival of Light. The story unfolds beneath a 23-tonne set resembling Saturn and its rings, and the lavish and colourful costumes not only depict the planets and constellations, but also all the living creatures of the Earth.

"ENERGIA" is directed and choreographed by Kevin Cottam, who was himself a champion skater and trained and choreographed World and Olympic champions. His co-choreographer on "ENERGIA" is Simone Grigorescu, a former World Professional Champion. The music has been composed by Canadian trio René Dupéré, Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Lord Ferguson - René wrote the first ever original soundtrack for Holiday on Ice, and Ella and Martin have also composed for Cirque du Soleil. Costumes are designed by Roberto Rosello and the set is by Bart Clement, with lighting by Luc Peumans and sound by Leo van den Boogaard. The Executive Producer of "ENERGIA" is Hans Staal. Holiday on Ice is a Stage Entertainment company.

The first ever performance by Holiday on Ice took place on 25 December 1943 in Toledo, Ohio. Holiday on Ice has now been seen by 321 million people and has visited 620 cities in more than 80 countries on five continents. In 1988, it became the most watched show of all time, with 250 million visitors, and again in 2003, with 300 million visitors, and again in 2008, with 320 million visitors. Each year, Holiday on Ice employs 250 skaters and produces five shows simultaneously touring 20 countries across three continents.

In response to the recent Budget, Managing Director of Holiday on Ice in the UK, Jilly Greed, has said, "Many of our audiences come back year after year and we want to reward their loyalty and passion for Holiday on Ice by freezing our prices at 2009 levels - we will not be increasing prices for groups or individuals and we won't be passing on the VAT increase either."

Tickets for "ENERGIA", priced from £24.00, with all children's tickets at £12.00 (subject to a booking fee) and large savings for groups, are available on 0844 581 1313 or at the individual venues. Holiday on Ice is on sale now for groups reservations and will be on sale to all audiences in September. For more information, visit

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