Watch: Killed because of her revelations – art imitating life?

During the fifth episode of Newsbook.com.mt‘s online cultural programme ‘Take a Bow‘, Coryse Borg interviews two guests – John Baraldi and Marc Cabourdin, writer and director respectively of the play Apotheosis, which will be staged in March at Spazju Kreattiv.

Apotheosis charts the story of a fictional Maltese female Prime Minister and the tragedy of her life. Dolores, played by Angele Galea, is a political outcast and deemed by many to be a traitor. Alone in her home, she is writing her tell-all memoirs in the hope that her revelations will shake the political establishment to its foundations. She is under police protection as a result of the many threats she has received on her life.

“When I first wrote the play, some people said it was slightly preposterous that a woman politician might be killed because of her revelations,” says Baraldi. “Then, in October 2017, journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated by a car bomb outside her home. I knew this piece had to be brought to the stage.”

The producers are also presenting a series of fringe events including workshops and post-show talks to tackle the many controversial and topical themes raised in the play.

Apotheosis is set to debut on 7 March, fittingly a day before Women’s Day.

It will be performed at Spazju Kreattiv from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th March and Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th March at 8.00pm; with a matinee performance on Wednesday 13th March at 2.00pm. Tickets may be purchased online.

Filming: Malcolm Agius

Editing: Coryse Borg