Step into history with this unique theatrical event at Mrigadayavan Palace

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Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Thai Royal history at Mrigadayavan Palace in Cha-am.

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Phetchaburi Office and the Mrigadayavan Palace Foundation under royal patronage are inviting the general public to watch a truly unique theatrical performance which will take place later this month.

The 100 Years of Madanabadha (The Romance of a Rose) performance will support the conservation and restoration efforts of the Mrigadayavan Palace.

Ms. Eurblarp Sriphiromya, Director of TAT Phetchaburi Office invites people to dress according to the royal style during the reign of King Rama VI to watch the reading of the royal composition Madanabadha (The Romance of a Rose), accompanied by performances and music on Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of November 2023 at 5:00 p.m. at Madanabadha Park, Mrigadayavan Palace, Cha-am District, Phetchaburi Province.

All proceeds go to the conservation and restoration of Mrigadayavan Palace including helping subsidize food and drinks from the community.

Therefore interested tourists are invited to join in creating a meaningful travel experience and participate in the fund-raising efforts to preserve and repair historical landmarks and major tourism destinations in the province of Phetchaburi.

The Sheraton Hua Hin Hotel, Devasom Hotel Hua Hin, Springfield at Sea Hotel Resort and Spa, and other hotel partners are offering special discounts on rooms and will provide travel arrangements to the performance itself.

Directed by Hua Hin based National Artist Patravadi Mejudhon

National Artist Patravadi Mejudhon

Thai and contemporary Western musical instruments are used to create the music for the reading of the royal composition ” Madanabadha “.

A popular feature that has persisted since King Rama VI’s reign is the combination of the new and the old, Thai and foreign, in electronic devices like keyboards and synthesizers.

The performance will be directed by National Artist Patravadi Mejudhon, with Silpathorn artist Anand Nakkong as the musical director. Sukanya Sompiboon (Madana) and Atsadawut Luengsuntorn (Suthet / Chaisen) will play the lead roles. Sansanee Sitapan (Chantee) will also star in the performance.

According to National Artist Patravadi Mejudhon, who is directing the performance, there are numerous ways to tell the story of Madanabadha. However, this time, the story will be told through reading passages from the  royal composition.

Set in the beautiful surroundings of Madanabadha Garden at the Mrigadayavan Palace the event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 25, and Sunday, November 26, at 5:00 p.m. There are 300 seats reserved for members and followers, with an additional 100 seats available for the general public.

For those eager to immerse themselves further in the royal ambiance, additional activities are available throughout the day.

How to secure tickets

Starting from 10:00 a.m., visitors can explore the Palace grounds and observe the regal throne. At 1:30 p.m., an additional reading session of Madanabadha’s royal writings, coupled with chanted singing, will be held at the Samosorn Sevakamart Hall. An array of local food, snacks, and drinks from Phetchaburi will also be available for purchase at the visitor’s leisure.

Additionally, a dress rehearsal open to students will take place on Friday, November 24, at 4:30 p.m. This session is free of charge, with an unlimited number of seats available. However, attendees are kindly requested to reserve their seats through the Mrigadayavan Palace’s Facebook page to ensure a smooth experience.

Tickets for the event are priced at 690 baht for followers accompanying a member, and 1,690 baht for general admission.

Members of Buranopatum lifetime membership program are granted free entry.
Tickets can be purchased and membership applied for through the Mrigadayavan Palace’s official Facebook page.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness a piece of Thai royal literary history come to life in the regal setting of Mrigadayavan Palace.

For further inquiries, the Mrigadayavan Palace can be contacted via their Facebook message box or at 032-508-444, and through Line ID: mrigshop.

Tickets can be purchased here: https://forms.gle/FCL37hmbwN6PhLmw9

 

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