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Discomfort at the Manoel Theatre

Now that all trumpets have been blown with great pomp in announcing the opening of the new theatrical season at the Manoel Theatre, I would dare say that, for the umpteenth time, no mention of the comfort towards its patrons has been made.

In a letter to The Times (February 27) I had described the cold temperature that permeated throughout the theatre when the play Glorious was being performed by the MADC players, not to mention the strong cold draught. I again wrote a letter on July 9 pinpointing the complete lack of heating.

My reaction to this indifference has been running for the past 10 years and it seems that the strategy of the Manoel Theatre management is to completely ignore constructive criticism. I also called on the Minister of Culture to intervene but, regretfully, even this august ministry did not even bother to acknowledge.

Could anyone in the higher echelons bother to take pains and have the decency of at least acknowledging my complaint?

Winter will soon be with us and with it will come the discomfort of its patrons.

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