GAWGAW: Panto in The Dark
"Have you heard the rumours? The Gawgaw is back prowling for children on Christmas Eve! Lock yourselves indoors, the streets aren’t safe anymore...or are they? "
The Christmas Pantomime is the yearly tradition for many Maltese families; it’s that special time of year where they get to enjoy a night at the theatre with their loved ones. However, nobody has stopped to ask the question about its accessibility. Nobody, that is, until TeatruMalta commissioned a pantomime targeted towards a visually impaired audience.
From the start our aim was to create a show where everyone in the audience would have the same experience, leading us to make the decision that the show would be in pitch darkness. It felt superfluous to create a performance that still needed visuals in order to enjoy its full experience; we look at the impairment not as a limitation but as a world of possibilities.
The Maltese myth is brought to life by a stellar cast including Chucky Bartolo as Dame, Samuel Farrugia as Principal Boy, Philippa Cassar and Joseph Zammit. Join us for a magical sensory experience that’s the first of its kind in Malta.
Cast & Actors
- Chucky Bartolo
- Joseph Zammit
- Philippa Cassar
- Samuel Farrugia
- Directors: Marta Vella & Vikesh Godhwani
- Writers: Marta Vella & Vikesh Godhwani
- Managers: Marta Vella & Vikesh Godhwani
- Sound Designer: Mario Sammut
- Vocal Coach: Sean Borg
- Production Manager: Analisa Schembri
- Assistant Stage Manager: Lorriane Bugeja
- CRPD (Commission for the Rights of People with Disability)