A play about first love that has already taken the British theatre world by storm will soon have its Malta debut at the Blue Box Theatre.
Glitter Punch by Lucy Burke is a gritty, coming-of-age drama, which tells the story of the two young protagonists Molly and John as they meet, start a troubled relationship, and embark on a journey of forbidden love that will change their lives forever.
“I loved this play the moment I read it – the pace is just so fast and it’s a beautiful piece of contemporary writing,” says the play’s director Petra Sant. “It is funny, poignant, moving and so relatable, with moments of stillness that draw you in, make you feel for the characters and ask yourself what you would do in their situation.”
Pushing the boundaries of conventional romance, Glitter Punch challenges modern ideas regarding age, consent and power imbalances in relationships, while questioning how far someone might be prepared to go for those they love.
“Molly and John need each other for different reasons, but it’s interesting to see them move from wanting to be around each other to genuinely needing each other,” Sant continues. “Glitter Punch reminds us that something doesn’t have to be permanent to be valuable, that something can end in a way that’s devastating and still be valuable.”
Following rave reviews received during its run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Glitter Punch was then performed as part of London’s 2018 VAULT Festival, where it won a coveted People’s Choice Award, as well as in several prestigious London theatre venues.
For its Malta debut, Glitter Punch is produced by local theatre company Masquerade Malta and will feature up-and-coming performers Gianni Selvaggi and Monique Dimech Genuis on the 26th April at 8.00pm, 27th April at 8.00pm and 28th April at 6.00pm at the Blue Box Theatre, M Space, Oscar Zammit Street, Msida. This production is suitable for audiences aged 16 and over. More information may be found online on Masquerade Malta’s website.
All tickets at €13 may be purchased from the website or by calling the Ticket Hotline on 7979 3737.