The Malta Independent 13 July 2024, Saturday
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Oh yes it is! Booking is now open for MADC’s Christmas panto

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 11:58 Last update: about 9 months ago

Celebrate the festive season with Beauty and the Beast at Teatru Manoel – and a gift-ready special offer on New Year tickets!

From left standing: Nicole Cassar, Max Dingli, Gianluca Mifsud, Alan Montanaro, Hannah Spiteri, Jake Curti, Lisa Baldacchino, Jasmine Farrugia; kneeling Chaira Hyzler and Neil Cutajar
From left standing: Nicole Cassar, Max Dingli, Gianluca Mifsud, Alan Montanaro, Hannah Spiteri, Jake Curti, Lisa Baldacchino, Jasmine Farrugia; kneeling Chaira Hyzler and Neil Cutajar

Marking the MADC's first pantomime to be held at Teatru Manoel since 2007, Beauty and the Beast (performed in English) continues this long-running theatre company's tradition of pantos full of timeless songs, laughter, breathtaking scenery and costumes.  Performances run from 22 December 2023 to 7 January 2024.

Written and directed by Chiara Hyzler, the fairytale follows the beautiful Belle and her delightful Nanny as they set out to find Belle's missing father.

Hannah Spiteri leads the cast as Belle, while her larger-than-life Nanny is played by renowned panto veteran and Malta's favourite dame, Alan Montanaro. Joining them through their magical adventure are other top performers including Jasmine Farrugia, Francesco Nicodeme, Maria Buckle and Rambert Attard, among a vast ensemble of stage talent.

The show's creative team is likewise a who's-who of some of Malta's finest theatre practitioners. Alongside Hyzler, Beauty and the Beast features musical director Kris Spiteri, choreographer Francesco Nicodeme, set designer Matthew Cassar, costume designer Denise Mulholland and vocal coach Analise Cassar.

Plus, a tempting New Year offer also makes Beauty and the Beast tickets an ideal Christmas gift. Enjoy a 10% discount on all tickets to performances on Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 January - but book today to avoid disappointment!

"We can't wait to welcome you to Teatru Manoel for more panto fun and hilarity this Christmas," says MADC's Artistic Director Marylu Coppini. "Beauty and the Beast will be an unforgettable festive experience all audiences will love."

 

MADC's pantomime Beauty and the Beast performs at Teatru Manoel, Valletta, from 22 December 2023 to 7 January 2024, with matinee and evening performances available. Booking is now open at www.teatrumanoel.mt. This production is supported by Benna, Dee Spas and Welbee's.

 


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