Il-Fidwa tal Bdiewa by Teatru Malta and the New Victorians
Teatru Malta has been making waves on the local theater scene for several years now. The
The national theater company has actually gone where few others have been comfortable going, delivering bold and innovative plays, engaging audiences along the way.
Today, Teatru Malta and FCN once again offered a real treat to their audience.
Following the huge success of VII, the musical which marked the 100th anniversary of the Sette Giugno uprisings, Teatru Malta have once again teamed up with Malta’s favorite singer siblings, The New Victorians, as they produce a musical adaptation of Ninu Cremona’s epic play ‘Il-Fidwa tal-Bdiewa‘.
‘Il-Fidwa tal-Bdiewa’ (The Farmers’ Liberation), is one of Ninu Cremona’s finest works and is a socio-political reflection on early 20th century Maltese rural life. The themes of the work, however, remain timeless.
The New Victorians, along with author Clare Azzopardi, form the main artistic team of women and stars who have adapted the classic play from Maltese theatre. The music for the show is the work of the New Victorians who also conduct it. Book faithful to the original of the master (is-Sur Nin).
The show promises to take audiences on an exceptional journey, through a unique multidisciplinary audio-theatrical production featuring live music with some of Malta’s finest artists.
The actors include Jacob Piccinino, Matthias Camilleri, Lee-N Abela, Alex Weenink, Sean Briffa, Gianluca Mifsud, Laura Buhagiar, Kay Micallef, Chantelle Micallef Grimaud and Sara Gauci.
The production’s costumes are not only stunning, but also send an important message, as they have been commissioned by activist and slow fashion designer Zowij Makes (Zoe Camilleri), who promotes sustainability and a fashion shopping culture. more conscious. The scenography is in the hands of Mattea Fenech.
A photocall for the production featuring The New Victorians, Clare Azzopardi, Mattea Fenech and Zoe Camilleri took place at Sherries Garden Center.
The production which marks the 50th anniversary of Cremona’s death is sure to be enjoyed by anyone who studied the classic of Maltese literature at school or has a genuine interest in any form of theatre.
This is an original work by The New Victorians, so beware all fans, this is not a drill. This is your chance to see Malta’s most beloved musical duo take the stage by storm and be there when it happens!
The shows take place from Friday, November 18, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. to Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in the magnificent Ximenes Redoubt in Naxxar (Baħar iċ-Ċaqgħaq).
Tickets can be purchased here.
Photo credits: Maria Galea
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