Drawing on the timeless themes of forsaken love, loss and longing, Orfeo & Majnun connects the Middle Eastern legend of Layla and Majnun together with the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Written from the perspective of Layla and Eurydice, this theatre of emotions unites professional performers and musicians together with diverse non-professionals participating in the chorus, in animated shadow puppetry, as animal puppet animators, and more.
The performance brings audiences an exciting new retelling expressed through multiple textures; the narration interweaves Maltese, English and Arabic, while the score combines oriental and occidental styles – Dick van der Harst, Moneim Adwan, and Howard Moody.
The performance is set inside the majestic Mediterranean Conference Centre, a 16th century building which once served as a hospital to the Order of St John, and is one of the most remarkable landmarks in Valletta. It will be taking place on the 19th and 20th October 2018.
*appropriate for all ages, recommended for 12 years above
* wheelchair accessible – select seats.