In the heat of the summer or whilst we’re dancing at a party, everyone in Malta has experienced the electricity being cut off, it has become part of our routine every year. But what they don’t tell us is that when the lights go out and the music stops, we find ourselves in a position where we can observe and reflect. 

LUPU/NAGĦĠA is a new play written and directed by Simone Spiteri commissioned by Teatru Malta in collaboration with Dù Theatre, which sheds light on some of the biggest topics currently concerning Maltese society.

Originally written for the Pipelines Project by the Europea Theatre Convention, LUPU/NAGĦĠA will be taking place at the Valletta Campus Theatre from the 27th January until the 5th February. This play features 12 actors, who each interpret the variety of characters present in Maltese communities to create a tragedy made for our times. The cast features Kristjana Casha, Joseph Paul Vella, Paul Portelli, Carlos Farrugia, Rachel Pecorella Genovese, Simone Zammit, Anthony Mizzi, Magdalena Van Kuilenburg, Franica Pulis, Robyn Vella, Steven Dalli and Jean Claude Aber. This production also features set design by Adrian Mamo and movement and light direction by Moritz Zavan Stoeckle.

Even though this play will be in Maltese, people who do not speak the language will also have the opportunity to experience this spectacle through the English subtitles which will be present throughout it. 

LUPU/ NAGĦĠA is a Teatru Malta for Pipelines, a European Theatre Convention Project in collaboration with Dù Theatre and supported by Arts Council Malta. This production will be taking place between the 27th February and 5th February, 2023. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit