EILEEN SPITERI

As a musical freak my only disappointment in the local culture scene is that we don’t have musicals running for a long period of time which I really hope to get to see the day that we do have a strong enough sector that can sustain having musicals running at least twice a week for a couple of months straight and not just for a week or two.

Last Saturday I got tickets to go watch the highly anticipated musical by Teatru Malta and The New Victorians and I can honestly say it was breathtaking.

History sometimes tend to be a bit of a boring subject yet since my school days it always intrigued me to know the story of this tiny little island that has such a powerful story to tell. If only the streets could talk.

VII (Sette) tells the story of Sette Giugno- maybe for many the 7th June is just a public holiday- a day off from work – but to our country this date is marked in the books as the day that kicked off our journey to take back our country and fight for what is ours.

 

The script is strong and the story telling has a great flow that keeps you focused and not want to miss a word. A musical obviously is nothing without the music and I have to bow down to The New Victorians – Bettina and Philippa you are in a league of your own- the strength in the music makes your heart race and takes you on an emotional journey all throughout the show.

The actors always play an important part as they can make or break the story depending on how convincing they are and this cast nailed it. From the choreography to the set, from the costumes to the lights and sound- everything was top notch.

VII (sette) is officially one of the best musicals I have ever seen both locally and abroad and whether you like theater and musicals or not, this is one show you surely cannot miss. Get your tickets now from www.kultura.mt for this weekend and don’t wait too long as I have no doubt that they will sell out soon.

 

 

The New Victorians direct and devise this contemporary piece together with Erin Carter as writer, Simon Bartolo as translator, Luke Azzopardi as costume designer with the support and artistic contribution of camilleriparismode Aldo Moretti as set designer, and the involvement of ZfinMalta.

Starring Jacob Piccinino, Leo Graham, Lee-N Abela, Christian Scicluna, Andrew Sowrey, Matthew Hunt, Jeremy Grech, Nicola Azzopardi, Sandie Von Brockdorff, Rebecca Camilleri, Zoe Camilleri, Julienne Restall, Bettina Cassar and Philippa Cassar

What happened to Malta on the VII of June? Buy a ticket to find out.

Tickets: Euro 15.00/Concessions Euro 12.00
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This production is produced by Teatru Malta in partnership with FĊN and is proudly supported by Arts Council Malta under the Auspices of the Ministry of Justice, Culture and Local Government, camilleriparismode, Heritage Malta and Festivals Malta.

For more information visit: www.teatrumalta.org.mt or call 21220255

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