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Review of Moustache Brothers

Moustache Brothers
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect at this show and it was certainly different. In a small shop set with plastic chairs and a small stage, theshow that is presented is part comedy routine, part dance and part political. Much of the comedy was dated and the dances were average but the political commemnts were interesting inthat it showed just how far the country has come from the days when it would have been unheard of to criticize the government. The dancers were a family group and it is good to see that they are trying to keep some of the history of the country alive.

Thank Diforgan
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

Overpriced, short performance, puppets were good but not as good as bagan. Not happy, sure the satire was okay (high school skit level) but I was not impressed. If you have lots of money and heaps of time, sure go and enjoy otherwise maybe you should find something else.

1  Thank Michelle E
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is well worth attending, but be aware that the majority of the show is traditional dancing with Law Mu providing satire inbetween.

Thank HarryB614
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

I have to agree with other recent reviews. Sorry, because I like the Moustache Brothers and their politics, but at 8000 Kyat per person for a one hour, mostly amateurish, series of skits and traditional dance by family members, mixed with some old political jokes, it is very overpriced and overrated. (Unless the entrance fee goes for the benefit of political prisoners, but that was not mentioned). They encourage smoking in the audience with free cigars; my wife had to get up and stand far in the back to avoid the smoke, and it is obviously annoying to non-smokers.
I first met the Moustache Brothers on a trip here 5 years ago, there were no tourists, and we just sat and talked, drank beer and gave a small donation; that was great.

Thank John F
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

At 8000k the show is overpriced and it is a certain tourist trap. Overhyped. The show is broken into a couple of satirical moments about the human rights abuses in Myanmar but it is swamped by an exhausting amount of traditional dance and music.

Sadly, whatever spark that was once there is evidently no longer present. Frustratingly, now this performance is driven by a voracious appetite to cash in on the new wave of tourist-dollars. Money not political satire is the main focus and they are not ashamed of it! Sure, they pay lip service to former human rights abuses but it constitutes no more than 30% of the show.

The family of performers look tired and fed-up with the entire charade. The music is loud and the outfits are colourful. Its a nice cultural experience but sadly you don't expect this to be a dance show!

You can bring your own drinks and smoking is acceptable in the audience.

At the conclusion of the performance you are strongly encouraged to buy buy buy anything and everything. Also: **Try to arrange a taxi or a ride post show** as those at the Moustache Brothers place will rip you off and there are no taxis in the streets.

However, if you spend a couple nights in Mandalay you will quickly realise that there really isn't much to do after dark so this may be one of your only options for entertainment.

Thank Mikael S
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