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William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged)

by Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor

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Future Productions

Title:   Collapse

Author:   Adrian Buckle

Director:   Dave Barton

Cast:   Jeffrey Kieviet, Ashley Allen, Whitney Ellis, Bryan Jennings

Dates:   17, 18, 23, 24, 25 February, 2, 3, 4 March 2018

Is our secret safe tonight?

And are we out of sight?
Or will our world come tumbling down?

Will they find our hiding place?
Is this our last embrace?
Or will the walls start caving in?

-Muse

Summary: Set in a dystopian future under siege, the streets are chaotic and violent, with armed soldiers raping and killing at whim. A young woman named Greta, lives together with her damaged boyfriend Robbie.  Robbie is not allowed outside for the sake of his safety. The lovers have created a bullet-proof bubble around themselves, full of stories and fairy tales, oblivious to the trouble outside . . . until Stella comes to visit.  Then Greta and Robbie’s world is turned upside down.

Supported by the Malta Arts Fund.

Warning:  Rated 18.  Nudity and scenes of a sexual nature.

 

 

 

 

 

Titlu:  Tebut Isfar

Kitba:   Clare Azzopardi

Direzzjoni:   Marcelle Teuma

Kast:   Peter Galea, Mariele Zammit, Leigh Ann Abela, Roderick Vassallo

Post:  Valletta Campus Theatre (ex MITP)

Dati:  13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 Ottubru 2018

Ġorġ ilu għomru u ż-żmienu jagħmel it-twiebet il-Belt.  Yasmina, t-tifla tiegħu dejjem tiġri miegħu.  Sakemm ġurnata minnhom titfaċċa mara li trid tebut isfar ... għal xi ħadd li għad irid imut ...

 supported by the MAF Project Fund of the Arts Council Malta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title:  The Acrobat

Author:   Agnes Moon

Adaptation:  Adrian Buckle

Director:   Stephen Oliver

The Acrobat is a professional thief with dozens of burglaries to his credit, but when he finds himself trapped in the enormous abode of a mysterious man, as seductive as he is lethal, he realizes that the police might not be the worst of evils. Vincent de Saint-Bonnet is incredibly rich, with many hidden secrets, and little will to live. A foul-mouthed little thief with magnificent blue eyes is just what he needs to bring some light back to his gray, long-drawn-out existence. 

A thief looking for a valuable dagger, an antique dealer with hundreds of years under his belt, for whom the weapon represents an object of . . . inestimable value. Each man has a precise goal and nothing will stop him from reaching it. Not even the incredible attraction that grips them, pulling them into a duel, one fought with lies and seduction.

 

 

 


 Title:   Macbeth

Author:   William Shakespeare

Director:   Clive Judd

Dates:   March 2019

Cast:   tba

Summary:   Shakespeare's masterpiece tragedy about ambition comes back to Malta in this wonderful production.  Victorious from battle, heroic Macbeth allows three witches to feed his inner darkness and ambition so that he commits regicide and becomes king.  Egged on by his wife, Macbeth commits this atrocious act while the king is resting inside his castle.  To keep power, Macbeth becomes  blood thirsty, leaving a trail of blood anywhere he goes.  The opposition finally unites with the English forces and Macbeth is defeated.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title:   Peer Gynt

Author:   Henrik Ibsen

Music:   Edvard Grieg

Adaptation to Maltese:   Adrian Buckle & Trevor Zahra

Dates:   2019

Summary:   Peer Gynt is a serial womaniser, a liar and a dreamer.   After stealing the bride from a wedding he leaves his home town for the easy way to fame and fortune. Ibsen’s classic text blends Norwegian folklore with satire and surrealism - presented in an explosive new adaptation by Adrian Buckle & Trevor Zahra that promises to be a spectacle for the senses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title:   Are not all Angels MINISTERING SPIRITS Sent to Serve Those Who Will Inherit Salvation?

Author:   Adrian Buckle (under mentorship of Brad Fraser)

Summary:   Teenaged Anita loves life.  She loves to party and have fun.  She is therefore stunned when Gabe, a youth who is identical in appearance to her teen idol Gabe McCullen, moves into her house.  Even more surprised is Rick, her father.  For some reason, only the two of them can see Gabe and Gabe says he is Anita's Guardian Angel.  But is there a reason why he is appearing to the two of them?  Gabe says they must figure it out themselves.  Then Anita gets pregnant.  Now Anita must make a choice.

 Supported by the Arts Council Malta Professional Development Grant.

Image: The Fall of Icarus #4 by Anthony Catania.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Titlu: Fir-Renju ta' Ilbogħodminnhawn

Awtur: Adrian Buckle

Direzzjoni:   Dominic Said

Dati:   tba

Fir-Renju ta' Ilbogħodminnhawn hi ħrafa għat-tfal, bil-puppazzi, fejn żewġ ġuvintur imorru fuq avventura biex isalvaw prinċipessa minn idejn saħħara kattiva, bil-għan li min isalvaha jkun jista' jiżżewwiġha.

 

 

 

 

 

Title:   Nahomy

Author:   Adrian Buckle

Director:   tba

Venue:   tba

Dates:   tba

A play for young people about the quest of two brothers to prove their bravery.  They travel to the magic land of Nahomy where they meet elves, humans, monsters, dragons, vampires and werewolves.  They encounter love, pity, betrayal and redemption.

loosely inspired by Astrid Lindgren’s “Bröderna Lejonhjärta”. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre bill for Stitching a play by Anthony Neilson

 

Author:   Anthony Neilson

Director:   Chris Gatt

Cast:   Pia Zammit, Mikhail Basmadjian

 

Explodes with power, discipline, integrity and sheer cruel psychological accuracy Neilson's writing has a terrible beauty — Sunday Times

Startlingly rich and challenging, Neilson depicts with aching precision a relationship in which love is undermined by distrust — Time Out

Shattering, shocking a serious, persuasive account of the blind alleys love can lead us down — Daily Telegraph

A characteristically brave and brutal offering — Independent

A deeply mesmerising, if shocking, experience as a couple smashes through taboo after taboo in a harrowing sexual tug of war — Evening Standard

 

 

Title:  Salomé 

Author:  Oscar Wilde

Director:  Dave Barton

Summary:   Imprisoned by a fearful Herod, the prophet Jokanaan rejects the sexual advances of Herod’s stepdaughter, Salomé. When she is compelled by Herod to dance, Salomé is filled with lust-driven revenge and demands the head of the prophet as payment. Salomé has fascinated and inspired artists across the ages. Oscar Wilde’s lyrical one-act drama – originally banned in Britain – reinvents Salomé as a powerful and enigmatic figure, both erotic and chaste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title:   Confessions of a Dying Atheist

Author:   Adrian Buckle

Summary:   Meet Baen Winterburn.  Unborn son of the Initiator King and god in his own right.  Or is he a young man coming to terms with his sexuality and his Faith?