13 - 22 Feb 2015
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Blue Box Theatre
people-next-door

THE PEOPLE NEXT DOOR

Mellow Drama presents the black comedy, The People Next Door which is to take place at the Blue Box Theatre in Msida.

The Show: As part of our commitment to bringing the best comedies to the Maltese stage, Mellow Drama is proud to present the international award-winning black comedy The People Next Door which will be staged at the new Blue Box Theatre in February. The People Next Door was first performed at the Fringe in 2003, at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. The comedy was recognised as the winner of the Fringe First and Herald Angel Award Winner and it is now coming to Malta!

The Storyline: If the events of September 11th, 2001 changed everybody’s life, someone forgot to tell Nigel, with his X Box, his TV and his spliff, Nigel’s blissfully continues a life of pure idleness. That is, until a maverick cop on a covert mission puts Nigel back in touch with his estranged brother Karim and into a hot bed of potential terrorist activity at the local mosque. A delectably witty political farce, The People Next Door is about what happens when someone else’s global problems becomes your local one.

Playwright Henry Adam wrote The People Next Door in just six weeks, at the beginning of the second Gulf War and at a time when terror suspects were being rounded up in Edinburgh.

Susan Mansfield in the Scotsman said that The People Next Door “struck a chord because it responds not with ponderous theorising, but with a healthy dose of cynicism. It observes sharply our better-concealed prejudices and does it all with sparkling knockabout humour.”

Playwright Adam stated that, “If Snoop Dog ever wrote an Ealing comedy, this might be it!” 

The Team: Our production features an all-star cast including Marylu Coppini, Alan Paris and Andre Agius and introducing Matthew Ben Attard. The People Next Door is being directed by Steve Casaletto.

The Performances: 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st and 22nd February at the Blue Box Theatre in Msida.

Ticket prices are either €10, €15 and €18.

There will be a special offer on the first night: Opening Night Special – All tickets will be sold at Euro12.

Tickets are available, click here.

The Success Story that is Mellow Drama

Mellow Drama has a fantastic track record of producing plays that people really want to see. Apart from the record breaking The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), we have also put on Legally Blonde–The Musical, Keeping Up Appearances, Yes, Prime Minister, God’s Official, Gasping, My First Time, and the history making back-to-back hits, All The Great Books (Abridged) and The 39 Steps.

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