I've never been much of a fan of the tale of Pinocchio, really. Always found the whole premise a tad too sad. But I was keen to watch the theatrical adaptation Il-Giddieb Għomru Twil, for various reasons. For starters, the name intrigued me, going against everything that we've been taught as children, and thus against the very essence of the traditional fairytale itself. … [Read more...] about Il-Giddieb Għomru Twil: Effective
Theatre Next Door has finally opened its doors in Magħtab, giving the island a new theatre space right when the Maltese theatre season is re-opening and everyone is looking forward to returning to those days when there would be several performances taking place on any given week. The brainchild of FM Theatre Productions, Theatre Next Door (TND) performance venue … [Read more...] about Theatre Next Door now open
I walked into FM Theatre's Ross and Rachel blind, knowing that the 90-minute long monologue is loosely based around the iconic relationship from the sitcom Friends, but having no idea about the direction it takes. I was also not expecting much, I'll be honest. I mean, that particular relationship has been way over-hyped and a recent reviewing of the entire series confirmed … [Read more...] about FM Theatre’s Ross and Rachel
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 of its main objectives: taking theatre to bigger audiences. I do feel that the biggest … [Read more...] about Teatru Malta 2020: Sunny With A Chance Of Awesome
Malta's theatre history - a state of play We are all in agreement that Simone Spiteri's seminal work Appuntamenti was a game-changer for Malta's theatre history Only... was it, really? It certainly opened up the gates for potential change. It gave Maltese theatre practitioners a hint of a new direction that could be taken by homegrown productions. And it offered … [Read more...] about Malta’s theatre history – did Appuntamenti affect the landscape?