Fear none, dear Bard
Violent tension in 1980s Malta
The now-famous star-crossed lovers from Verona hit our shores again at St James Cavalier this weekend.
Theatrencore is transferring the tale of Romeo and Juliet to Malta in the mid-1980s. The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is set against the violent tension that reigned in the political struggle between the Labourites and the Nationalists.
Braving the waving flags of both parties, Romeo (Philip Leone-Ganado) and Juliet (Sharon Bezzina) endeavour to make their love come true. Tear-gas, Pacman, Grundig televisions, Catch the chocolate, Wham, Dallas, Dynasty and the punk culture set the backdrop for a play that claims that “never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo”.
Basing the production on the Shakespearean text, Romeo and Juliet is directed by Tyrone Grima and includes Colin Willis, Erin Stewart Tanti, Nadine Genovese, David Chircop, Alex Gatsey, Pauline Fenech, Marvic Cordina, Joe Pace and Marco Calleja.
All supporters, blue or red or plainly in love, can watch this play tomorrow, Saturday or Sunday at 8pm.
Tickets may be obtained from St James Cavalier by phone on 2122 3216 or online: www.sjcav.org.