Watch: This radio panto asks you to ‘open your ears’

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

With one hour to go, the protagonists of the only panto in Malta this year are preparing for the arrival of a very special mystery guest and everything must be perfect! There’s one problem. Something crucial is missing…. the traditional Maltese Christmas plant – the Ġulbiena of course!

To retrieve their precious Christmas plant they must journey into the witch’s creepy cottage, where nobody has dared to enter before. Their adventure won’t be an easy one but with your help they might just make it out alive.

On this episode of Take a Bow, Newsbook.com.mt spoke to directors/writers Marta Vella and Vikesh Godhwani about Teatru Malta’s unique Christmas panto which is being broadcast on various Maltese radio stations, including 103 Malta’s Heart, on Sunday 20th December at 8.00 pm. There are no repeats, so make sure not to miss out.

Produced by Teatru Malta in collaboration with Spazju Kreattiv and the Malta Community Chest Fund, this will be the only pantomime taking place this Christmas in light of the Covid-19 restrictions and the third installment from the Panto in the Dark series. Not much has changed other than the play being performed live on the radio as opposed to in a sound booth.

Audiences are still expected to tune in with their headphones to keep the panto in the dark experience alive from the safety of their homes. What is even better is that it’s completely free of charge this year… so tune into your radio for this one-night only magical adventure like none other this Christmas.

The cast is made up of Chucky Bartolo as the Dame, as well as Davinia Hamilton, Samuel Farrugia and Anton Saliba.

More information on Ġulbiena – A Radio Panto in the Dark, which is supported by Spazju Kreattiv, may be obtained from the Facebook event page or Teatru Malta’s website or call on tel. no: 21220215.

Teatru Malta is also currently organising a count down campaign for Ġulbiena to fundraise money for L-Istrina. You can find more information here.

This episode was made thanks to Teatru Malta