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During this week’s Take a Bow on, Coryse Borg speaks to producer, director and actress Nanette Brimmer about the comedy Certified Male, which will be produced for the first time in Malta by her theatre company Exit Stage Right.

Certified Male was penned by award-winning Australian writers and performers Scott Rankin and Glynn Nicholas. For its Malta debut, Certified Male is being directed by Nicholas himself, and stars renowned performers Alan Montanaro, Alan Paris, Joseph Zammit and Stephen Oliver.

Comprising four actors and an on-stage piano player, the hit comedy uses a sumptuous theatrical blend of dramatic scenes, stand-up comedy song and choreographed physical set pieces to tell its story. It also includes seven original songs. Mro Paul Abela has undertaken the musical direction for the Malta production.

Since the show’s props are mimed, the Malta cast attended a rigorous mime ‘boot camp’ with Nicholas to help them create scenarios such as imaginary fishing boats, golf courses, encounters with monkeys, jellyfish and other eye-wateringly funny set pieces.

Performances will take place at Teatru Salesjan in Sliema on the 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th and 13th October. Booking is open online.