Dates and Times
Friday, 5 October 2018, 8pm
Saturday, 6 October 2018, 8pm
Sunday, 7 October 2018, 8pm
Friday, 12 October 2018, 8pm
Saturday, 13 October 2018, 8pm
Sunday, 14 October 2018, 8pm
Venue: Theatre, Spazju Kreattiv
Looking out from the Senglea Point we get to imagine a tract of uncultivated land … a heath. We think of the three months of the Great Siege, and this tract of land becomes a home for the enemy, full of camps, colourful tents, armaments and a lot of awful swearing. When the Turks surrendered and retreated, they took everything away with them, except for the swearing. That’s too precious for us.
It is from here that the narration of Xagħret Mewwija kicks off; a play that makes it possible for us to experience the mapping out, history and development of Valletta city. From Xagħret Mewwija to Valletta 2018.
But how do we know all this? All this is narrated by Dragut. That’s it! Dragut! He died in Malta, but his soul remained enslaved here. He remained chained to this little piece of land, therefore he knows everything, because he witnessed it all. He saw the Maltese colluding the French … the British and their sailors revelling at Strada Stretta … poor him, he must have wished he’s still a real human … he witnessed the Royal Opera House on fire, collapsing because of the war … and saw it becoming a theatre once more, only without a ceiling!
Anyway, this theatrical piece melds historical facts and myths, all with a generous dose of satire and humour.