Bewitchment on Black Ice at the Landor Theatre


The Landor Theatre in Clapham, south London, have announced the first ever professional skating show on synthetic ice in an Off-West End venue.

This Christmas, they will present a new production Bewitchment on Black Ice, devised by Nicky Scott and written by Tom Whalley at their pub theatre venue from 10 December 2015 to 9 January 2016, with an official opening on 15 December 2015.

"Once upon a time, in a land far away, there lived a Princess. Youthful, beautiful and adored by all who met her. But one Christmas she made a fateful mistake; she fell in love. With her heart broken by a foolish lover, she fell into despair. She banished every trace of her gentle goodness into an Enchanted mirror and resigned herself to a solitary existence. With an ice-cold, black heart she procured all the magic in the land and become both omnipotent and unquestionably formidable. Her rage turned the snow as black as her soul – spiting those who would find joy in it. Now, every Christmas, the black ice serves as a reminder to all of the Enchantress’ absolute power. Only true love can thaw an icy heart, but who could ever love her?"

The production, which is all presented on ice skates, has been specially created for this innovative space. Featuring witchcraft, a magic mirror and a ship-wreck, it is directed by Robert McWhir, with Musical Supervision by Inga Davis-Rutter and design by Richard Lambert and Max Spielbichler.

The cast will feature Emily Lynne as the voice of the villain, with further casting to be announced.

Tickets for the production are now on sale.

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