Starlight Express is about trains. Trains run on wheels. the StEx actors are on wheels. Logical. So WHY did they put it on Ice skates? This production was an... interesting experiment. They took the show in a new direction visually, it was a brave choice. OK it failed, but it was certainly interesting! The tour lasted about 6 months in 1997, closing early and losing substantial amounts of money. It seems the US Ice show audience weren't prepared for a lip-synched musical about trains! As the photos suggest, this production used the contemporary London version of the show, no Caboose, and also featured He'll Whistle at Me, and not the Vegas production version.