IL-QFIL U L-ĦELSIEN SKONT MANWEL DIMECH

Victor Jacono and Kris Spiteri

Site-Specific Musical Theatre Performance in the Old Military Prison

Time
18:30 and 21.00
Date
26th November —13th December 2021
Location
Kordin Old Military Prison

Some may say that Manwel Dimech had one true calling: to free the Maltese people from shackles riddled with oppression, ignorance and fear.

Freedom from the church and colonial rule meant freeing the masses from a life lived in superstition and fear of the very institution that claimed to safeguard them. Il-Qfil u l-Ħelsien Skont Manwel Dimech is a devised musical theatre piece, interpreted through the eyes of the courageous activist who paved the road to liberation with knowledge, thought and perseverance.

Directed and written by Victor Jacono, and composed and musically directed by Kris Spiteri, this riveting production will be staged at none other than the Old Royal Military Prison in Corradino. Stand up and be counted this December as you watch Dimech rise from the ashes of poverty and illiteracy to become the man we join to celebrate 100 years on from his death. The only real prison is fear itself.

*This is a walkthrough standing event!*

Cast & Actors

Story: Victor Jacono u Kris Spiteri

Director and Writer: Victor Jacono

Musical Director, Arranger and Composer: Kris Spiteri

Movement Director: Rochelle Gatt

Vocal Coach: Analise Cassar

Musical Producer: Matthew James Borg

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Lead Actor: Joseph Zammit

Cast: Debbie Scerri, Mark Tonna, Bettina Paris, Roger Tirazona, Edward Mercieca, Stephen Oliver

Ensemble: Jackie Pace Delicata, Nikki Cassar, Hannah Marie Attard, Michaela Fenech
Abigail Maria Zarb, Karl Cassar, Jonathan Mohnani, Marco Calleja, Andrew Barberi, Rambert Attard, Martina Schembri, Leah Mifsud, Gianluca Cilia, Jayden Micallef

Band: Robert Spiteri (drums), Eric Wadge (bass), Kris Spiteri (Keys), Matthew James (guitar)

Production Team

Costume Designer: Nicole Cuschieri
Production Designer: Adrian Mamo

Programme

IL-QFIL U L-ĦELSIEN SKONT MANWEL DIMECH

Kordin Old Military Prison 26th November —13th December 2021