Known for their catchy tunes and quirky characters, Malta’s beloved sister-duo The New Victorians have been making waves here on the island. And beyond their music, they’re also making a name for themselves as talented theatre-makers.
Their debut theatre piece MARA was first performed back in August of 2016 and has since been revamped and performed another time in Malta, as well as at an international theatre festival in Scotland.
And they’ve just made their London debut at the prestigious VAULT Festival
The Vaults are an underground network of spaces that are used for theatre performances, events, and anything in between. From January to March, they serve as the creative hub for the VAULT Festival, housing over 400 performances and over 2,000 artists.
This year, The New Victorians are the very first Maltese artists to leave their mark at the VAULT Festival, with ‘MARA’ taking up residence at the ‘Crescent’ for week six of the festival.
The duo have three performances left following yesterday’s debut show. More information on dates and times can be found here. They also have a special discount code for any Maltese people currently in London (we know there are loads of you) who are thinking of watching the show tonight!
When you book your tickets, insert the code MALTA10 – and you can get your tickets for £10 instead of £15
They also have performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but the discount doesn’t apply on those days as the shows are close to sold out!
While in London, they also auditioned for the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve
In case you were wondering, that’s a fund designated to supporting emerging theatre makers and comedians in bringing their work to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Each year the Reserve provides a young theatre company with the rare and extraordinary opportunity to present a fully produced performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Out of 120 applicants, MARA was shortlisted to the top 14, meaning they could very well be on their way to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer!
The cast of MARA is made up of 10 powerful Maltese women
Philippa and Bettina themselves, as well as eight fierce local performers; Maxine Aquilina, Sandie von Brockdorff, Ilenia Gatt, Stephanie Bonnici, Becky Brincat, Michela Farrugia, Julienne Restall, and Kay Lee Micallef.
These girls are really making their mark on the theatre scene and doing Malta proud! We can’t wait to see what they have in store for us in the future.