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One event on 13 February 2022 at 7:00 pm
One event on 17 February 2022 at 8:00 pm
One event on 18 February 2022 at 8:00 pm
One event on 19 February 2022 at 8:00 pm
One event on 20 February 2022 at 7:00 pm
Dates and time
Friday 11th February 2022, 8pm
Saturday 12th February 2022, 8pm
Sunday 13th February 2022, 7pm
Thursday 17 February 2022, 8pm
Friday 18 February 2022, 8pm
Saturday 19th February 2022, 8pm
Sunday 20th February 2022, 7pm
Saturday 19th February 2022, 8pm – Friday 25th February, 7pm (this selection has the option of English subtitles)
Following the passing of her father, Amanda heads to meet her mother Emma, from whom she has been estranged for 25 years. Emma had abandoned the family, following the tragic death of her sister Catherine in a bomb blast.
Over the years Emma becomes obsessed with the death of her sister, Catherine Penza, a prolific writer and creator of the popular character Dennis Castillo –– police inspector and hero of the proletariat. As Amanda begins to rekindle her relationship with her mother, she quickly finds herself being drawn into Emma’s obsession. During one of Amanda’s first encounters with her mother, Emma confesses to a double murder which results in Amanda’s being made into an unwitting accomplice to this old woman’s crimes, but question looms above all of Emma’s claims –– is she telling the truth?
Based upon the novel Castillo by Clare Azzopardi, this stage adaptation of the novel by TakeTwo looks into Malta’s recent political turmoil by intermeshing past and present timelines, revealing a pointed reflection on Maltese society through Amanda’s personal journey.
On Friday 11th February (after the performance), a Taħdita Teatru will be organised with the creative team to discuss the process behind this play from page to stage.
Simone Spiteri as Emma (80s)
Simone Zammit as Emma (Present)
Rachel Genovese as Cathy
Analise Mifsud as Amanda
Francesca Scerri as ANNE (80s)
Frida Cauchi as ANNE (Present)
Daniela Carabott Pawley as GINA (80s + Present)
Mark Doneo as Castillo
Andre Mangion as Matteo
This play contains representations of smoking and does not, in any way, have the intention to promote smoking. It is being used for artistic purposes only.