Showing posts with label Madinat Theatre. Show all posts
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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

An Evening with John Cleese concludes a Successful Show


Dubai, UAE: John Cleese brought his hilarious performance back to Dubai for the second time after the success of last year’s show. 

The recent event, “An Evening with John Cleese” held at Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah on 5th to 9th November 2013 was another impressive sold-out-ticket crowd. This brilliant entertainment with the comedy legend was again presented in partnership with The Kanoo Group.

The show was basically the same show as before except that it was more polished and more personal, plus a session on Question and Answer where he challenged his audience not to ask anything overly polite of rudimental. He became most engrossed when asked about how he felt about losing his role as Q in the Bond films.

John Cleese didn’t fail to stop the crowd from laughing so hard from every bit of his funny lines. As the event sponsor, Kanoo family and other management staff of The Kanoo Group also gathered in the show to witness the comedy legend.

Cleese did well both in sports and academics, but his real love was comedy. Several of these comedy reviews were met with great hit. Now aged 74, John Cleese with his usually poker face, clipped middle class accent extended his humour often involving ordinary people in ordinary situations, behaving absurdly for no obvious reason. He once explained that the origin of his fondness for black humour was the only thing that he inherited from his mother.

During the show, he shared his extraordinary life experiences like the time when he attended the funeral of a fellow Python Graham Chapman where his speech had funeral goers laughing uncontrollably, among others.

Beside his infamous character as a sharp-tongued, rude and clumsy yet somehow lovable proprietor of an English seaside hotel in the legendary TV series, “Fawlty Towers”. He rose to prominence with his BBC radio series as a writer and eventually collected to be a talent for his own program, “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” which displayed a strange and completely absorbing blend of low farce and high-concept absurdist humour, and remains influential to this day.

When asked about what he thinks of Dubai, his answer was, “Unique - a bit like Vegas. But with flashes of good taste”, he answered.



About The Kanoo Group

‘The Kanoo Group’ is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies in the Gulf region established in 1890. It has diversified business industries in shipping, travel, machinery, engineering, logistics, property, oil & gas, power, industrial chemicals, training, joint ventures, retail and commercial activities, among others, and operates extensively throughout Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen and Qatar.

Our Vision 

The Leading Family Business in the Region and Beyond

Our Mission 

Delivering Sustainable Excellence

Our Values 

Customer Focused, Ethical, Innovative, Agile, Competent & Intelligent, Collaborative, Accountable 

P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636, Websites: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 

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Michelle Laylo Verzola
PR Executive
The Kanoo Group
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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The Kanoo Group to sponsor "An Evening with John Cleese"

Dubai, UAE: For the second year running, The Kanoo Group will be sponsoring the show “An Evening with John Cleese”, up close and personal with the comedy legend, to be held on 5th to 9th November 2013 at Madinat Theatre - Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.

John Cleese is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer. From his origins as a sketch writer for BBC radio, to his star turns in Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers, he has made a career out of making people laugh. He has played the role of ‘The Guv’ in the critically acclaimed South African film ‘Spud’. 

He has also starred in Clockwise, and has appeared in many other films, including two James Bond films, two Harry Potter films, and the last three Shrek films. In his Alimony Tour, Cleese explained the origin of his fondness for black humour, the only thing that he inherited from his mother. Examples of it are the Dead Parrot sketch, "The Kipper and the Corpse" episode of Fawlty Towers, his clip for the 1992 BBC2 mockumentary "A Question of Taste", the Undertakers sketch, the Vomit episode in The Meaning of Life and his eulogy at Graham Chapman's memorial service.

Following sell-out shows in Dubai at the Madinat Theatre last year, “An Evening with John Cleese” will come back in November where Mr. Cleese will entertain audiences with his hilarious antidotes. This year, a Q&A session will be included at the end of the show whereby audience participants will be invited to pose a question to the maestro himself.
Tickets: Balcony AED 350; Stalls AED 380 / AED 450. Book online now at http://madinattheatre.com / Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MadinatTheatre

About The Kanoo Group
‘The Kanoo Group’ is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies in the Gulf region established in 1890. It has diversified business industries in shipping, travel, machinery, engineering, logistics, property, oil & gas, power, industrial chemicals, training, joint ventures, retail and commercial activities, among others, and operates extensively throughout Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen and Qatar.

Our Vision 

The Leading Family Business in the Region and Beyond

Our Mission 

Delivering Sustainable Excellence

Our Values 

Customer Focused, Ethical, Innovative, Agile, Competent & Intelligent, Collaborative, Accountable 

P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636, Websites: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 

To comment on the article, send an email to: 
Michelle Laylo Verzola
PR Executive
The Kanoo Group
http://www.facebook.com/TheKanooGrouphttp://www.linkedin.com/company/the-kanoo-grouphttp://twitter.com/KanooMarketinghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kanoo_Group

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