Manama, Economic Development Board, 18 March 2014:
Parents and children looking for fun this weekend will have a blast at the Spring of Culture’s Magic Chicken show this weekend. A phenomenal success in New Zealand and Australia, the Magic Chicken is a crazy cooking show for the whole family that is inspired by the silent films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplain.
The physical comedy and clowning show was first performed in 2014 to a sell-out crowd at the Sydney Opera House, and continued to flap its way around the world, making its latest journey to the Salman Cultural Centre at Bahrain from the 19th-22nd March.
Shows will be on Thursday 19 March at 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm, while on Friday and Saturday at 10:30 am and 3:30 pm. The last show is on Sunday 22nd at 4:00 pm.
The Magic Chicken is produced by Theatre Beating - a multi-award-winning physical New Zealand comedy company with a ten year history of absurdist, dynamic, exciting theatre for children and adults.
Organisers of the Spring of Culture festival invited 90 orphans with their relatives to attend the show on its first performance in Bahrain in cooperation with the Royal Charity Organisation as part of the Social Corporate Responsibility programme of the festival. Around 250 students were also invited for a dedicated show on Sunday morning as part of the Community Programme of the festival.
The Spring of Culture is one of the largest events in Bahrain, featuring performances by renowned international artists. The 10th Spring of Culture is being held between March and April 2015, and is hosting a number of international artists, as well as young Bahraini talents. The festival attracts audiences from across the region and contributes to the tourism sector in the Kingdom.
The Spring of Culture Festival is organised by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities in collaboration with the Economic Development Board (EDB), Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Centre for Culture and Research, Al Bareh Art Gallery, Al Riwaq Art Space, and La Fontaine Centre.
Organisers have announced that tickets for the show are available through Spring of Culture stand located near Gate 2 in the Bahrain City Centre, and through the website www.springofculture.org
. For more information on the Spring of Culture Festival, please call the festival hotline on 39900630, or visit the website. Tickets will also be sold outside Salman Cultural Centre one hour before each show.