The High Commission of Malta in Canberra and the Consulate General of Malta in Victoria have the pleasure to announce the performance of this highly acclaimed musical play about a love story in Malta in the 1940s at the Maltese Community Centre in Parkville on Thursday 24 May 2018 at 2.00 pm and 7.00 pm. This is a fun, family-friendly event for people of all ages, in celebration of Valletta as the European Cultural Capital for 2018.
DATE: Thursday 24th May 2018.
TWO SESSIONS: Matinee at 2.00pm & Soiree at 7.00pm
VENUE: Maltese Community Centre, 477 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052
ENTRY FEE: $10.00 (purchase your tickets prior to the event from the Maltese Community Council of Victoria —call on (03) 9387 8922
Based on a true-life love story from World War II, this new musical by Philip Glassborow takes us back to the wild days of Valletta’s most famous street. The beautiful singer Christina Ratcliffe arrives at The Morning Star in “The Gut” to entertain the troops. Then she meets the dashing RAF air-ace, Flying Officer Adrian Warburton. And the rest is history!
Staying on in Malta throughout the war, Christina works in the Lascaris War Rooms. She’s awarded the British Empire Medal for her services to the RAF, and becomes known as ‘Christina of George Cross Island’. The play stars Polly March, Larissa Bonaci and Geoff Thomas, and features wartime standards like “I’ll Be Seeing You” alongside original songs such as “Welcome to Valletta”. It’s a feast for theatre and music lovers, enthusiasts of Maltese history, and anyone looking for a good show!
“A highly enjoyable show which traces the human elements of Malta’s wartime past, while showcasing quality talent and a story which is both intriguing and endearing. Definitely one to watch.” – Andre Delicata, Times of Malta
“It’s nostalgic, it’s about love, and beautiful people, but it’s also about strength and courage and serves as a window on life in Malta during the war… The beautiful Christina Ratcliffe… met Adrian Warburton, at 26 the most decorated pilot in the RAF, eccentric, crazy, gallant beyond belief. How could she not fall in love with him? With their personalities, zest and determination, they became living symbols of the island’s unconquerable spirit.” – Veronica Stivala, Times of Malta
Polly March, Larissa Bonaci, and Geoff Thomas
Production manager: Marcel Bonaci