Teatru Malta is promising ‘explosive cast’ in ‘Il-Madonna Tiegħi Aħjar minn Tiegħek’, which will see the operetta return of songstress, actress and all-around Maltese favorite Mary-Rose Mallia. Her role is a loud mouthed, religious village gossip Zija Katja, whose a loyal Madonna tal-Katina supporter.

Mary-Rose Mallia in B’Tal-Linja Jaqbillek Żgur

With clubs come sides and with sides come rivals. Nannu Fred whose as witty and sharp as they come has no time for those who don’t support his beloved Madonna tal-Warda. The ever-patient median, Il-Kappillan will be played by Simon Curmi, and charming fresh-faced Amber Mansueto will take on the role of Zija Katya’s favourite niece, Violet.

Teatru Malta’s ‘Il-Madonna Tiegħi Aħjar minn Tiegħek’ is an operetta, penned by Trevor Zahra, composed by Alex Vella Gregory and directed by Peter Busuttil. The show will also see the involvement of Malta’s National Youth Band under the direction of band master John Ivan Borg. This production has been made possible with the support of the Valletta 2018 Foundation, Agenzija Żgħażagħ, and The National Association of Band Clubs. With popular names like Aaron Fenech, Dorothy Baldacchino, Rachel Vella, Karl Cassar, Christine Francalanza and Ivan Vella the theatre wants to see you praising the heavens this Christmas season.

The play will be staged at Teatru Pandora in the heart of Żejtun on the 8-9th and the 12th-16th December. For tickets, see the official website.

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