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The Star of Strait Street continues to twinkle!

Polly March as Christina Ratcliffe

The Star of Strait Street continues to twinkle! The show had its world premiere at The Splendid in Strait Street, Valletta, in April, 2017; and by popular demand and following critical acclaim, the show will be performed in collaboration with the MADC at The Playhouse in Santa Venera on Friday, 26th May 2017, at 7.00pm and 9.00pm.

 

 

Polly March in performance

Polly March and Larissa Bonaci star with Geoff Thomas in this original musical play by Philip Glassborow which tells the true story of the romance between Adrian Warburton – daredevil photo-reconnaissance flier and maverick known as “the most valuable pilot in the RAF”; and Christina Ratcliffe – singer and dancer at The Morning Star in Valletta… indisputably, the Star of Strait Street.

Larissa Bonaci in performance
Glassborow’s script is based on extracts from Christina Ratcliffe’s own writings, and the new book Malta’s Greater Siege and Adrian Warburton DSO* DFC** DFC (USA) by Paul McDonald OBE; with special acknowledgements to Steve Trotter.

The 26th May, the date of the MADC performances, is particularly poignant as it also happens to fall on the 74th Anniversary of the day Christina was awarded the British Empire Medal in recognition of her “meritorious service and devotion to duty during the period of the heavy air bombardment of Malta.”

Star of Strait Street was described by the Times of Malta critic Andre Delicata as “A highly enjoyable show which traces the human elements of Malta’s wartime past, whilst showcasing quality talent and a story which is both intriguing and endearing. Definitely one to watch.”
Bookings can be made either online: www.madc.com.mt, by telephone on 7777 6232 or email: bookings@madc.com.mt.

The producers gratefully acknowledge the kind assistance of Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna, Arts Council Malta, and The Malta Film Commission; the ground-breaking work of Frederick R. Galea, author of Women of Malta and Carve Malta on My Heart; The production is sponsored by The Phoenicia Malta and The Mackintosh Foundation.


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