Nutcracker on ice
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Ice rink returns to the London Palladium

25 October 2013 Last updated at 15:36 BST

An ice rink has returned to the London Palladium, which used to be site of the National Skating Palace before it became a theatre.

A new production of The Nutcracker on Ice, which is traditionally performed as a ballet, is taking to the stage of the West End venue.

BBC London's Helen Drew spoke to Olga Sharutenko, a former world junior figure skating champion, and the technical director of the theatre, Paul Mansfield.