Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Top Shows Are Ready to Dazzle; SHOWTIME

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Top Shows Are Ready to Dazzle; SHOWTIME

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HOST of dazzling shows are heading to the North-east.

ASo Teesside fans get your skates - or your dancing shoes - on and get ready for a toe tapping ride.

Disney On Ice skates into the region from Tuesday with Worlds of Enchantment at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena.

This year, the ever popular show features characters from hit movie Frozen and, say the Arena, the addition has proved incredibly popular.

As soon as tickets were released for the ice spectacular, sales went into overdrive leading the venue to add an extra performance - Thursday October 8 at 3pm.

Disney fans will be transported on a voyage of delight to the wintery world of Arendelle to see sisters Anna and Elsa embark on an epic journey with the hilarious snowman Olaf and rugged mountain-man Kristoff. Audiences will also enjoy Ariel's adventures in the undersea kingdom from Disney's The Little Mermaid; be entertained as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Cars perform high-speed stunts and welcome the toys back in town with Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the rest of the Toy Story gang.

Tickets are still available for selected performances, said a Metro Radio Arena spokeswoman earlier this week, but members of the public are advised to contact the booking hotline for the best available seats and times.

Teesside fans of hit show Strictly Come Dancing are also in for a treat - the show's Live Tour is returning to the North-east for a fabulous ninth year.

And hosting proceeding this year is Mel Giedroyc who will be swapping her Great British Bake Off pinny for a pair of dancing shoes.

Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena will play host to the show on Wednesday February 3 and Thursday February 4 2016.

It will star TV judges Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli alongside a host of celebrity dancers all hosted by Strictly super fan Mel who will bring her hugely popular sense of humour and passion for all things Strictly to the live tour for the first time. …

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