Following the passing of her father, Amanda heads to meet her mother Emma, from whom she has been estranged for 25 years. Emma had abandoned the family, following the tragic death of her sister Catherine in a bomb blast.
Over the years Emma becomes obsessed with the death of her sister, Catherine Penza, a prolific writer and creator of the popular character Dennis Castillo –– police inspector and hero of the proletariat. As Amanda begins to rekindle her relationship with her mother, she quickly finds herself being drawn into Emma’s obsession. During one of Amanda’s first encounters with her mother, Emma confesses to a double murder which results in Amanda’s being made into an unwitting accomplice to this old woman’s crimes, but question looms above all of Emma’s claims –– is she telling the truth?
Based upon the award-winning novel Castillo by Clare Azzopardi, this stage adaptation of the novel by TakeTwo looks into Malta’s recent political turmoil by intermeshing past and present timelines, revealing a pointed reflection on Maltese society through Amanda’s personal journey.