A THEATRE will be transformed into a winter wonderland when an ice show comes to town.
Magical Extravaganza on Ice, which is produced and presented by Fire and Ice Entertainments, will be at Stamford Corn Exchange in Broad Street on Sunday, October 23, at 6.30pm.
But accommodating the spectacular show has meant huge challenges for the theatre’s volunteers.
Theatre manager Judith Mackie said an extension to the stage has been built so the ice tray the company is bringing will fit.
She said: “It is going to be a challenge but it is exciting.
“We have had to make some big adaptations to the stage by building an extension piece but this is something we will be able to use in the future so we can accommodate bigger shows.
“The audience shouldn’t notice any difference to the stage but it will make a big difference to the acts.
“It will be all hands to the deck on the Sunday morning to get the extension to the stage in place.”
Fire and Ice Entertainments will be bringing the ice tray with them and the equipment needed to freeze the ice.
Judith said the show should be a dazzling spectacle performed on ice, which will include magical illusions and circus acts.
She said: “Hopefully the public will enjoy the first ice show ever to be put on in a Stamford theatre.
“We wanted to start half- term holidays with something suitable for all generations to enjoy. Dance, magic and illusion with a Las Vegas feel should hopefully delight the whole family.”
The theatre has been revamped by a team of hard working volunteers and there is still work to be done renovating the stonework around the front windows.
The money for building the extension piece of stage has come from the refurbishment funds.
Judith said the team is also working on a heritage room inside the theatre, which will show memorabilia from the theatre before its revamp and detail the refurbishment.
A family of four ticket for Magical Extravaganza on Ice costs £48, adults are £14 and concessions are £12. To buy tickets phone the box office on 01780 766455 or visit www.stamford-corn-exchange.co.uk.