I’ve never seen ice-skating before and as soon as this show started I thought, that looks fun. The show opens in a snowy street. White cotton fluff is falling from the sky – it’s supposed to be snow. The snow made it more like Christmas time.
I liked it when they had a snowball fight, but they didn’t actually hit each other.
The story was a bit confusing. I found it hard to figure out who’s who. The Nutcracker and the toy soldiers looked the same. It would have helped a lot if the Nutcracker had been red. And I’m not sure that a girl would really like toy soldiers as a present. But they did end up saving her life, so that was handy.
Somehow everyone got shrunk down to the size of a toy and they went to the Kingdom of Sweets. It looked like it was made of candy canes and licorice all sorts and blue smarties. Yummy!
The best bit was the Arabian dance where the skaters went up in the air and did aerial tricks. They dangled from a rope, they made triangles and diamonds in the air. It looked exciting.
The skaters do a lot of spins. Don’t they ever get dizzy? They do a lot of lifts too. In one part, it was funny when a man’s head went up a girl’s dress.
I really liked the spooky parts when the theatre went black and lightning nearly blinded me. Some people in the audience loved the light-up tutus. But I thought they were crazy.
I think the whole story might have been a dream. Why does it always have to have a happy ending? I prefer tragedy.
Complaint to candy bar: my peppermint Choc-Top was yummy but the cone was a little bit stale.
I give this show 4/5. I recommend it to people who like ice skating, lollies and stale Choc-Top cones.