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  • The toppling of a patriarch

    Festen (based on Thomas Vinterberg’s film production, adapted for the stage by David Eldridge) was a good choice for the inauguration of Masquerade’s intimate stage space, Blue Box at M Space, in Msida. As directed by Stephen Oliver, it requires...

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to be staged in Victoria

    One of the most popular family musicals of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, is being put up by the Helping Hands Group. The production will include a live orchestra playing authentic West End arrangements. The orchestra,...

  • New student theatre festival

    A student theatre festival is being organised by Ġ.F. Abela Junior College and Troupe 18:45 to offer young theatre professionals and adolescents the opportunity to work alongside students from different countries by means of various theatre styles...

  • Who runs the world?

    Celebrating some of the most iconic women in entertainment history, Yada’s Divas promises to be one of the most spectacular shows of the year. Felix Busuttil tells Jo Caruana all about it. Yada has long been renowned for its extra-vagant, lavish...

  • Dance department open day

    The University of Malta’s Dance Studies Department of the School of Performing Arts is holding its annual Open Day, offering prospective students to the full-time, three-year Bachelor’s Degree in Dance Studies the opportunity to learn more about...

  • Calling all film and TV geeks

    The US Embassy, Euro Media Forum and Eden Cinemas are holding a discussion on Captain America: The evolution & legacy of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s First Avenger to coincide with the released of the new Captain America film. Captain America was...

  • The definitive rom-com

    It is difficult to believe that the seminal romantic comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral celebrates the 20th anniversary of its release this month. It’s been 20 years since the film seemingly came from nowhere to set the standard for the modern...

  • Cinema Day for children on April 5

    A selection of recently-released children’s films will be screened at reduced prices during this year’s edition of Children Cinema Day. This year’s selection of films include genres that vary from action to comedy, family adventure to action fantasy.

  • Johansson urges spin-off film for Marvel character

    Actress Scarlett Johansson has called for a spin-off film for her Marvel character, the Black Widow, as Captain America: The Winter Soldier premiered in the UK. The 29-year-old, who is reportedly pregnant with her first child, showed off her...

  • Screening of Game of Thrones draws throngs of fans to Brooklyn

    Spring is finally in the air, but the Game of Thrones fans who descended on New York’s Barclays Centre on Thursday evening know differently: winter is coming. The fourth season of HBO’s increasingly popular medieval fantasy-drama will premiere on...

  • Chris Martin to help on The Voice

    Coldplay singer Chris Martin is bringing his expertise to the US version of the music competition show The Voice. The NBC network said Martin will participate in the Battles round that begins on March 31, advising singers on vocal technique and...

  • Dame Vera Lynn to release new album

    Dame Vera Lynn is to release a new album as she turns 97. The ‘forces’ sweetheart’ – who buoyed Britain’s spirits in World War II – will bring out a new collection, which includes unreleased songs which have recently been rediscovered. Dame Vera –...

  • Audra McDonald returns to Broadway to play Billie Holiday

    Five-time Tony Award-winning singer Audra McDonald, just finishing a 30-city tour, is heading back to Broadway next week as legendary American jazz singer Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. The musical is based on one of...

  • Powerful S. Korean tale of redemption

    Pietà (2012) Certified: 18Duration: 104 minutesDirected by: Ki-duk KimStarring: Jung-Jin Lee, Min-soo JoKRS release Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, Pietà is a rough ride. Director Kim Ki-duk, who is here directing his...

  • The Muppets are back

    He is pure green evil and, save for a big mole on the side of his face, he is a dead ringer for genteel Kermit the Frog. “Constantine, bad guy,” he introduces himself in his Russian accent, wearing a face that hardly knows how to grin. The newest...

  • New Star Wars film to be set 30 years after Return of the Jedi

    The highly anticipated next instalment of the Star Wars franchise will be set 30 years after Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Walt Disney Co.’s chief executive officer Bob Iger said at the company’s annual shareholders meeting. Disney purchased...

  • Rolling Stones call off tour

    The Rolling Stones called off their tour in Australia and New Zealand after lead singer Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott was found dead of an apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment. Scott, a 49-year-old fashion designer and former model,...

  • I, Titus

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera La Clemenza di Tito is being presented for the first time in Malta at the Manoel Theatre between tomorrow and Sunday. A double cast has been engaged to cover all four performances. The artistic direction and costume...

  • Festering familiarity

    TheatreFestenBlue Box at M-Space What happens when long-repressed emotions come pouring back forth? When one has to confront the loss of a loved one in her physical death while sharing her deadened emotional state? Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov...

  • That all-important first love

    Endless Love (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 104 minutesDirected by: Shana FesteStarring: Alex Pettyfer, Gabriella Wilde, Bruce Greenwood, Joely Richardson, Robert Patrick, Rhys Wakefield, Dayo Okeniyi, Emma Rigby, Anna Enger, Patrick JohnsonKRS...

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