Have I turned into the Grinch?

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I have a piece of advice for you which you wouldn’t expect from me. If you are going to see Post Dramatic Stress Disorder at St James this festive season, arrive late. Or arrive on time and visit the Darren Zammit Lupi exhibition, Isle Landers, which will absorb you and cause you to be appropriately delayed.

The cast which includes the confident Marta Vella, the unequalled Bettina Paris and enigmatic Vikesh Godhwani and she with the diva-voice Ema Marie Attard, made me want to go, but the first 3 ‘acts’ (and a few thereafter) made me want to leave.

Now, these are relatively young actors who create their own material, so with the goodwill associated with Christmas, figured I should stay and see the evening though.

Stage Mums, the 4th performance, and the 5th, Line dance, were worth seeing, as was the 7th, Interpretive dance. The rest, I’m sad to say, were pretty painful. The audience, which was light, seemed to be made up of friends of the cast who LOL’d at the slightest thing.

I know these guys can do better, much better, so will go to see them in their next performance, but I was horribly disappointed and hope the rest of the festive theatre season doesn’t take its popularity and talent for granted, and has decent scripts which are executed to the best of the actors’ ability.


Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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