The bus never comes to Ħal Fern. It’s a village cut from the rest of the world, completely forgotten.
But the village has secrets.
Dark secrets it would prefer to keep hidden.
One day a troupe of clowns arrives in Ħal Fern - entertainers who are strikingly different from the rest of the village. Their otherness and playfulness stand out in the mundane streets of Ħal Fern.
They perform “It-Teatru tal-Miskin”, a show that unearths the stories that Ħal Fern had buried deep. The stories of a boy who dared to wear high heels.
It-Teatru tal-Miskin is an original musical by Luke Saydon. A queer coming of age story about people’s innate fear of ‘the other’. With an accompanying outreach programme, it aims to be a catalyst for the shifting landscape of LGBTQ+ visibility and acceptance in our country.
1 hour 40 minutes, no interval
SUITABLE FOR AGES:
BlueBox Theatre, Msida
17th November 2022, 7:30pm
18th November 2022, 7:30pm
19th November 2022, 7:30pm
20th November 2022, 3:00 pm (English Captions)
20th November 2022, 7:30pm (Maltese Captions)
English Captions: 20th November 2022, 3:00pm
Touch Tour: 20th November 2022, 6:30pm
Maltese Captions: 20th November 2022, 7:30pm
On the 20th November, we will be hosting a touch tour for our blind or visually impaired (BVI) audience members. BVI patrons will be invited to come into the theatre before the performance to explore the space, handle props, costumes and be provided with extra details to enable a most engaging theatrical experience.
To book a slot as well as to arrange for a companion to join for this session and performance get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org
Should there be any accessibility barriers imposed on you joining us for our shows - we want to hear from you. Help us make our theatre as inclusive as can be!
It is not our intention to give spoilers to the story, however we understand that certain aspects of the production might cause distress or trigger emotions to our audience members.
It-Teatru tal-Miskin contains references to homophobia, intolerance and gay hate crimes.
If you feel the need for any kind of support, we do encourage you to consider the following organisations and their immeasurable help.
Rainbow Support Services: email@example.com or call +356 79430006.
Malta Gay Rights: http://maltagayrights.org/
MIND OUT: Online LGBTQI+ mental health support: https://mindout.org.uk/