More theatre productions in Maltese needed


When director Ivan De Battista and his troupe travelled to France this summer to put up a play in Maltese, his multi-cultural audience eagerly welcomed the idea of a foreign-language production. He talks about his experience performing and directing for nine nationalities at Les Eurotopiques festival. The idea of a play in Maltese being performed […]


The zaniest love story ever told

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It’s not quite Shakespeare as we know it and it’s definitely not for the squeamish. I spoke  to Steve Hili, the brains behind the upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet 2 and a Zombie. This interview was published on The Sunday Times. There’s nothing like adding a zombie or a vampire to a classic in […]


Ghostwriter – interview & mini-review

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Although the theatre season soon closes officially, there is one production currently being staged that is worth checking out –  GhostWriter, which is being staged by FM Productions and DNA Theatres at St James Cavalier.  Directed by Polly March, Ghost Writer is that rare phenomenon – a spine-chiller that also raises the laughs. Black comedy […]


Arsenic & Old Lace – the Malta production

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Hailed as one of the greatest screwball comedies ever made, Arsenic & Old Lace is finally being staged by MADC in Malta later this month.  Joe Depasquale, who will be playing the role of Jonathan Brewster, gave me some insights about his role in the production. Arsenic & Old Lace is the one production that […]


Gender-bending, bawdy, burlesque

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Get ready for an alternate reality involving homicidal grandmasters and do-gooding angels as The Dazzle Troupe is back with The History of Malta Burlesque show. I caught up with the members of the perennially popular Schlock troupe–  Peter Farrugia, Teodor Reljic and Bettina Borg Cardona – who will be taking part in the show with […]


9 parts of desire: Extraordinary lives, beautiful cultures


A portrait of the extraordinary lives of a cross-section of nine ordinary Iraqi women, 9 Parts of Desire is currently showing at St James Cavalier. I met up with director Toni Attard and actress Shirley Blake to learn more about the production. When Toni Attard first came across Heather Raffo’s script for 9 Parts of […]