Monday, November 17, 2008
Manoel Theatre ' Teatru Manoel' - 'A let down!'
What a let down !! what a let down!! About a couple of weeks ago I have blogged some photos and information about the Manoel Theatre www.teatrumanoel.com.mt Yesterday was the much awaited day for my family to go and experience for the first time the theatre. We were there on time because on the back of the ticket there was written that late coming is simply not acceptable and one would have had to wait until the first available intermission to go in. So we were there half an hour early, kids very excited because they were going to watch this musical and they were going to sit in the balconies upstairs etc..etc..... To cut a long story short before we were due to go in the waitress told us that the show was cancelled!! yes my dear friends it was cancelled....... no prior notice nothing just cancelled because there was not enough audience for the 6pm show!! would you believe it?!! For your information there were 4 families in all waiting to go in. For me this is not a valid reason to cancel a show. How many of you bloggers out there have experienced this ???
Here is the advert that was shown on the online newspaper on the 28th of October, 2008.
Mudest is the name of a walking, talking, singing chess pawn, starring in the first production in Maltese for children to be staged at the Manoel Theatre next month.
Two years ago, the Manoel embarked on a new project to introduce a children's programme in their yearly schedule and have since put on four productions. Skakkumatt, the fifth, is the title of this year's show.
Skakkumatt tells the story of a young chess pawn manoeuvering his way along a chess board in a heroic battle for honour, glory and love. The story has been translated from French and will be narrated in Maltese by Theresa Gauci.
Manoel Theatre chairman Peter Fenech said the musical is an opportunity for children to learn through theatre and music. It is specifically aimed at families and children in primary and secondary schools, in the hope that theatre will be integrated in their scholastic calendar.
The original music is composed by Alexandre Gasparov who will also be conducting the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.
The shows will take place on November 15 at 6 p.m. and November 16 at 4 and 6 p.m. For more information visit www.teatrumanoel.com.mt or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
More disappointment on this event has been posted today by my friend Laetitia at www.marie6-myworld.blogspot.com (link here in my side bar as Malta Magic)