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Carmen on Ice comes to The SSE Arena, Wembley in January 2017

Carmen on Ice

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

DIRECT from a summer season at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi and as part of a Worldwide Tour, the spectacular Carmen on Ice glides into The SSE Arena Wembley for a strictly limited run – from Wednesday, January 11 to Sunday, January 15, 2017.

Tickets go on General Sale on Friday, July 1, 2016.

The sensational production brings together over 60 World, Olympic and European championship skaters, ballet and flamenco dancers, circus performers, musicians and singers who will astound with their world class skating, awe-inspiring acrobatics, sublime dancing and singing.

Set against extraordinary visual imagery on the ice, on the stage, in the air and through 3D projections, Carmen on Ice will thrill and enchant audiences of all ages.

Carmen on Ice is spectacularly brought to life by award-winning director and choreographer and world champion skater Ilya Averbukh. Over the last decade his ice creations have toured the world 11 times and have been seen by over six million people on stage and on television. He was an ambassador for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi 2014 and created Small Stories of a Big City which played in Kensington Gardens during the 2012 Olympics in London.

Based on Georges Bizet’s brilliant score, contemporary composer Roman Ignatiev’s original musical version of Carmen on Ice gives a modern edge to the passionate tale of lust, seduction and betrayal.

Ilya Averbukh said of Carmen on Ice: “I’m delighted to be returning to London next January and to the spectacular SSE Arena, Wembley. I wanted to push boundaries with this new production so I have brought together the very best in talent from skaters, musicians, acrobats and singers from across the world to create a brand new spectacle in Carmen on Ice.”

Carmen on Ice is presented by event specialists London Culture House, whose aim is to produce a blend of folk and high culture performances from around the world.

Tickets: From £17. To book, call 0844 815 0815 or visit www.ssearena.co.uk/.

Times: Wednesday to Sunday at 7:30pm; Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.

The SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way, London, HA9 0AA