Kwijns ringing in the new year

A play that hysterically rewrites Malta’s history.
A scene from Rajt Malta Tinbaram. Photo: Elisa von Brockdorff

Kick off the new year with a laugh a minute with Kwijns’ Rajt Malta Tinbaram, an original production currently showing at Spazju Kreattiv. Rajt Malta Tinbaram explores a new perspective on the history of Malta, offering insights never seen before. The Maltese islands have been inhabited for over 5,000 years BC. But what if those early communities were actually Drag Queens?

This unique time period was known as pre-hysterical, as the well-known hysteria of later eras had not yet emerged. The emergence of Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, and Byzantines followed. Subsequently, the Knights, French, and English arrived, but the original Queens persisted. Their nails remained long and shiny, wigs securely in place, and lipstick unfading. Let us celebrate the enduring queens who kept Malta on its toes and heels.

Rajt Malta Tinbaram runs until January 7 at Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta. It is written by Simon Bartolo and directed by Ray Calleja.

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