IL-QFIL U L-ĦELSIEN SKONT MANWEL DIMECH
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 site-Specific Musical Theatre Performance in the Old Military Prison
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
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)
Costume Designer: Nicole Cuschieri
Production Designer: Adrian Mamo