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“Not worth the price of admission”

Malta Nights Extravaganza
Ranked #5 of 8 things to do in Siggiewi
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Owner description: An unforgettable experience of a unique Maltese folklore show and dinner, giving eager audiences a glimpse of Malta through the ages, as this tiny but significant Island of ours journeys from the prehistoric to present times… with special emphasis on one of the greatest chapters in Maltese history … the Knights of St. John and the Great Siege, when a small garrison of the famous Knights of St. John together with our heroic Maltese defenders managed to defeat the mighty Ottoman Empire. A talented cast of dancers and entertainers dressed in rich medieval costumes and shining armour together with our magnificent horses, will entertain, excite and amuse you during two hours of non-stop action, song and dance. Witness a colourful fusion of tribal music, folk dancing, carnival, fire dancers, knights on horseback, live battles and much more highlighting Maltese culture, traditions and folk.
Reviewed June 2, 2013

We found this to be a very amateurish production in terms of script, pacing, and production values. They have taken what is, actually, not a bad idea but produced it rather poorly. The one thing that is stellar are the costumes -- everything else needs to be reassessed and reworked. The sound system was so terrible that we couldn't make out anything that was being said. The idea of the horses is so-so, but would have had a much greater impact if their use was reserved to be a highlight of the show. After watching them trudge back and forth countless times before the show even started, it was pretty anticlimactic to see them in the show. And watching poop being scooped while I was "dining" was a bit off-putting, too. And, speaking of the meal, it was definitely second rate, but passable. The script spends endless amounts of time on weird group dancing as part of the historical context, and then suddenly wraps up the past 75 years or so in a few sentences in the space of mere minutes . . . what's with that?? All in all, this could be a good event, but it will need much revamping and refining before it becomes worthy of the term "extravaganza." We were sorry we paid the money to see it.

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Back in time, with maltese food and a maltese show which will take you back in time.. a must see and a wonderful experience for tourists.. prices are good compared everything is included

1  Thank Stephanie B
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Full price, this is somewhat expensive but the offer price, made to us, was far more realistic. The recently constructed venue near the Airport gives a good impression as you arrive and processing your party on entry is swift with the opportunity of a reasonably priced professional photograph with cast members before the show. The presentation takes place in an enclosed arena around which the audience is seated. The food and drink, which was plentiful and good, is served to you while you watch the show. The actors, actresses and dancers were competent and very enthusiastic. The only restriction on photos and videos is at the entry. Photos and video during the performance are encouraged.

1  Thank Geoff C
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

An evening entertainment experience at the newly built Montekristo Estate.
Evening starts with pick up at your hotel 18-19 o'clock and you'll be transported to the Montekristo Estate close to the airport. There you will enjoy a nice dinnershow with music, dancing and acting. Horses take part in the performance as well. For very little children it´s maybe not suitable since there is some shooting with guns and cannons in battle scenes.

The food... quite OK but it takes them some time to serve it so don't expect steaming hot food. First we were served a rice dish which was a bit dry. After that the main course was rosemary chicken and a maltese style meatball (big) and a little potatowedges and other vegetables. The chicken was very tasty and meatball OK. Could have been a bit larger portions. To this you can choose from white or red wine, softdrinks or water... which are served freely. For dessert it was some kind of applepie.

It is quite narrow space between seat and "table" and it's not very comfy if your´re larger in size. It can also be a bit chily in the arena if you visit in vinter (dec - mar).

After the show you will be transported back to your hotel.
All in all a quite nice evening.

Children under 12 are free! :)

2  Thank AlandIslands
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

This is a wonderful night of entertainment. The food was fabulous and the wine was mediocre. It was an all inclusive price and that value was very good, our price included transport to and from the venue to our hotel. I attended with other people I had met at the hotel, this made the night a lot more fun. I do recommend this show to anybody who enjoys live theater. The main singer had a very angelic voice, she held the show together seamlessly. Wonderful.
Brian A FAgan

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