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Monday, December 19, 2005

Oh no it isn't!

"What isn't?" you ask.

This year's Al Ain pantomime.

It used to be the event of the season. Yes, we have the carol concerts and the tree lighting but the panto was the fairy on top of the tree. Each year a bunch of Al Ain's finest thesps would start rehearsing in October and be ready to hit the boards come mid-December. Last years show was the best ever, a lavish performance of Cinderella complete with panto horse. One of Al Ain's many film makers even produced a DVD of it.

BUT this year no panto.

The director has left the country and nobody has picked up the 'baton'. The children of Al Ain will now have to travel to Dubai for their festive entertainment. Or watch last year's DVD....



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree a huge hole is left in the festive calendar. I hope someone can fill the director's shoes next year. need to go check out Time Out Dubai sigh

12/19/2005 04:48:00 pm  
Blogger Al Ain Taxi said...

I think the Hilton are pretty miserable about it too. They made a killing on hot dogs and booze last year.

12/22/2005 11:20:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And how about that local film maker....

12/24/2005 04:40:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the scoop on that? Why is there no panto?

12/25/2005 12:10:00 pm  
Blogger Al Ain Taxi said...

No panto coz there was no one to direct it this year. It's been a crap year for many people in Al Ain really starting with the Tsunami, the earthquake in Pakistan as well as some deaths of highly regarded Al Ain folk. That's as well as the 15% pay rise nobody got.

So I guess nobody was in the mood for pantos

12/25/2005 03:33:00 pm  
Anonymous girl said...

Thanks for that bit of explanation. For some reason I thought there might be a little more controversy involved.

12/28/2005 10:45:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoyed a lot!
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11/28/2006 10:34:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please folks, A was an ass... most of his players were glad to see the end of him...

8/11/2007 09:13:00 am  

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