Parents of children a certain age will have seen enough bad Elsa wigs at kids’ parties to turn their hearts to ice, but this week they can thaw out in the African Pride Lands and beyond at Disney on Ice. The latest show, Passport of Adventure, promises to warm even the coldest of ice queens.
Manchester Arena hosts a cast of best-loved Disney characters until Sunday, with three performances a day on weekends, before they continue their tour, which runs until December.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse take families to memorable Disney destinations including the Little Mermaid’s underwater kingdom, Neverland with Peter Pan, Wendy and Tinkerbell, and, fittingly, Arrendelle, with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf.
World-class skaters demonstrate their impressive skills in elaborate costumes to Academy Award-winning musical scores under the choreography of Cindy Stuart, who’s worked extensively with Olympians, and the direction of Jerry Bilik, who’s worked on 30 Disney on Ice shows.
Before settling down for the show families can take part in Fit to Dance, which aims to inspire them to have fun and be active through storytelling and dance. Characters from Zootropolis will guide children as they create their own stories and dance sequences based on the show’s choreography.
This weekend performances are at 10.30am, 2.30pm and 6.30pm. For tickets, visit disneyonice.co.uk. Passport of Adventure visits Sheffield FlyDSA Arena 15-19 Nov.