Connect with us

Phuket

Phuket’s Heroines Festival hoped to attract record crowds

Published

 on 

PHUKET: The “Thalang Historical Drama”, being performed nightly at Phuket’s annual Heroines’ Festival currently underway in Thalang, is expected to attract more than 2,000 people each night to watch the show.

“The show last night went very well. Governor Tri Augkaradacha played the part of Rama I, but that was the only performance he will act in during the festival,” Dr Sawit Pongwat, screenwriter and director of the performance, told the Phuket Gazette today.

“Tonight Satun Immigration Superintendent Chayawut Jansomboon will play for the part of Rama I instead of Gov Tri,” he added.

Tonight’s performance starts at 7pm.

The drama includes a large-scale reproduction of the Battle of Thalang, in which Phuket villagers led by famed Phuket Heroines Mook and Chan routed a Burmese incursion in 1785.

The festival began on Sunday at the Thalang Victory Memorial Field, believed to be the actual site where the battle took place.

“We attract a full house of about 2,000 people every year, but this year I think we will attract even more,” said Dr Sawit.

“This year, students from throughout Phuket City Municipality are also taking part in the drama, so I think their parents will come to see them perform.”

The first rehearsal on Friday went smoothly, and the full rehearsal on Saturday included the “light and sound” elements, such as music played during scenes, live narration and synchronized lighting, said Dr Sawit.

“The cast is doing their best in this drama. They are also looking forward to seeing big audiences each night. It makes them happy about taking part in the show,” Dr Sawit said.

Hopes are high that the good weather will continue, following last week’s spate of freak storms, he added.

— Janpen Upatising

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand6 mins ago

Woman’s body in luggage found floating in Mekong River

Hot News46 mins ago

Nok Air cancels Nakhon Ratchasima-Chiang Mai flight routes

Thailand49 mins ago

Airports of Thailand reports 200% increase in traffic at Suvarnabhumi Airport

Sponsored20 hours ago

Segafredo Zanetti Coffee teamed up with Bangkok Airways and hosted “Bangkok Airways Surf Festival 2022”

Entertainment55 mins ago

The tax returns don’t lie – Shakira prepares for court battle in Barcelona

Thailand1 hour ago

Thai mental health officials want psychiatric drugs listed as essential meds

Thailand1 hour ago

2 Thai knights in shining armour aid lost foreign child in Pattaya

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Hot News1 hour ago

Chiang Mai’s famous giant panda turns 21 years old

Weather2 hours ago

Category 4 Hurricane Ian hits US state of Florida’s coast

Best of2 hours ago

5 suit tailors in Bangkok that’ll make you look dapper

Weather2 hours ago

Tropical Storm Noru hits northeast Thailand, 1 dead, 2 injured

Patong2 hours ago

American tourist allegedly assaulted outside Patong bar

Thailand2 hours ago

4,000 Evacuated as Typhoon Noru hits Thailand | GMT

Tourism2 hours ago

Thai Airways promotion to Fukuoka, Japan

Hot News3 hours ago

Over 4,000 civilians evacuated in Isaan as tropical storm Noru hits

Road deaths16 hours ago

‘Drowsy’ driver crashes van, killing 3 Laotian workers

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending