A purely Victorian send-up, or totally relatable satire?

Oscar Wilde Teatru Manoel

Oscar Wilde, the ultimate wag, lands at Teatru Manoel with The Importance of Being Earnest, one of the playwrights most widely-lauded scripts. With the tagline ‘A Trivial Comedy for Serious People‘, you don’t need to be a committed Wildian to… Read moreA purely Victorian send-up, or totally relatable satire?

Teatru Malta 2020: Sunny With A Chance Of Awesome

Teatru Malta programme

Teatru Malta 2020 proposes some exciting ideas. Will expectations be met? The Teatru Malta 2020 programme, launched Friday at Spazju Kreattiv, quotes a 75% audience attendance that, if accurate, points towards Malta’s national theatre company making considerable inroads into one… Read moreTeatru Malta 2020: Sunny With A Chance Of Awesome

‘Every child is different and this is 100% acceptable’

JamBoy Ziguzajg

Chiara Hyzler is directing JamBoy, part of the ŻiguŻajg Children’s Festival. She explains how the play targets the competitive element we foster in today’s students. What was your first reaction when you read the script?  As a member of the… Read more‘Every child is different and this is 100% acceptable’

‘If you run an education system that suppresses creativity, don’t be surprised when that’s what it does’

ŻiguŻajg‘s Jamboy takes to task the current school system. With more focus being placed on learning things by rote and studying for exams rather than for actual learning the subject, playwright Denise Mulholland feels that it is no surprise that… Read more‘If you run an education system that suppresses creativity, don’t be surprised when that’s what it does’

Appuntamenti – so did it really change the game?

Malta’s theatre – a state of play We are all in agreement that Simone Spiteri’s seminal work Appuntamenti was a game-changer on the Maltese theatre scene. Only… was it, really? It certainly opened up the gates for potential change. It… Read moreAppuntamenti – so did it really change the game?

Masquerade takes on powerful political satire

Masquerade Death of an Anarchist

All-female cast for Accidental Death of an Anarchist When Masquerade stages the famous political farce Accidental Death of an Anarchist this November, it will be difficult for the audience not to draw parallels between the real-life event that Nobel Prize-winning… Read moreMasquerade takes on powerful political satire