Another 2 done!

I’m finally able to write something about my experiences on 2 great productions!

1. 13 Hours – Michael Bay

I got the most amazing opportunity to take part in Michael Bay’s latest movie along side some amazing actors! It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with him and I do hope that more movies come my way in the future. Being on a set is addictive! You get terribly starry-eyed, which is very difficult to put aside – you just want to chase your dreams even more after an experience like that!

I also got to work along side some incredible Maltese talent that I had not had the opportunity to get to know in the past. Some incredible people, with big hearts and huge, contagious smiles that I really miss now that it’s all over. Not to mention all the great crew I got to know and meet along the way as well – both local and foreign. It was one of the best experiences of my life and I will not be forgetting it any time soon.

Myself and James Badge Dale
Myself and Pablo Schreiber

Here’s the IMDB listing for the movie. Check it! I’m listed there! 😀

2. Jack and His Beanstalk – Steve Hili

Yes, another great, hilarious and very successful show written and directed by the one and only – Steve Hili. We had a fantastic run, got to open another night after selling out 2 shows and performing to full houses and most people loved the show! I say ‘most people’, if you don’t know Steve’s writing you can either love it or hate it. I believe that Steve writes about things that people are afraid to laugh about and we need more of that in this country. We are so uptight sometimes.

I am happy to say that I got to work with people I’d already worked with before and people who I didn’t. People who I love and who inspire me. Supportive friends and ridiculously talented people all round.

We didn’t get a good crit in the Times, however, that is just one person’s opinion! The rest of the audiences loved the show and that’s the most important thing to take on board when something like that happens. What did most of the audience think of it? If they didn’t like the show then that’s too bad! Other people will love it 🙂 And they did!

Now! To work on my Diploma and the next production in October: A HANDBAG – directed by Andy Smith. Look out for us!


After a couple of months working on other projects that have yet to be released … I will soon being working on Steve Hili’s Summer Panto: Jack and His Beanstalk. I know what you’re thinking … “shouldn’t it be ‘Jack and THE Beanstalk’?” No … it’s ‘HIS Beanstalk’, because this is Steve Hili and dirty things are implied.

I will be working along side some of Malta’s top comedians including: Pia Zammit, Colin Fitz, Chiara Hyzler, PJ Xerxen, Maxine Aquilina, Naomi Said and Joe Depasquale. We will be performing at the University Theatre (Sir Temi Zammit Hall) on the 4th and 11th July! You can book your tickets from Here’s our FB event page for more info.JAHB

Book your tickets NOW because they’re selling pretty quickly! That could also have something to do with the fact that there’s a super amazing Early Bird offer on until the end of May where you can buy 2 tickets and get the 3rd one free! So find a couple a be their third wheel for the night! And if you already are part of a couple … then find another 2 couples and get 2 free tickets instead of just 1! It’s called MATHS! 😀

Hope to see you all there! 🙂 xx

P.S. here’s the video for the first music video I’ve ever done. Enjoy!

The Vagina Monologues

Coming up next for me, as part of Palazzo Periera’s suit of events in celebration of Women’s Day, is The Vagina Monologues written by Eve Ensler, directed by Nanette Brimmer.

I can’t say I’m doing the monologues … that would be Julia Calvert, Paula Fleri-Soler, Faye Paris and Nicky Schembri who do an absolutely brilliant job of it. I will just be appearing out of nowhere and performing a small monologue called ‘My Short Skirt’. I’m very happy with it and I’m very happy to be even the tiniest part in this production.

The message throughout is that women should embrace and love and defend their bodies…”to love our vaginas…to be familiar with who we are and what we need….to satisfy ourselves….to speak of them out loud, to make them visible so they cannot be ravaged in the dark without great consequence…. so that they are no longer detached, mutilated… invisible, or ashamed”

Details of the show below and if you’re still not sure you’d like to come, read the Variety Review below.

You will laugh, cry, and maybe even feel slightly awkward, but I guarantee, that as a woman, you will relate to at least ONE thing that is said on stage and you will sympathise and feel more for the women that the monologues represent than you ever thought you could. And as a man? You will get an idea of the things that we feel, think, love and hate about our vaginas. The kind of thing that we sometimes feel awkward discussing with you … I think it will be an eye-opener for you. You should definitely come and watch it.

Book NOW – – Online Ticketing Malta or in person from The Embassy Cinemas Valletta. Tickets are €12 each.


“Spellbindingly funny and almost unbearably moving…a startling piece of theatre…it does raise one’s consciousness – but then so does most good art. It rubs the funny bone, sometimes gently, sometimes violently. It alternately warms and saddens the heart. It occasionally shocks the sensibility, it sears the soul, it deserves to be a sell-out on wildfire word of mouth. An indelible theatrical experience, which is both a work of art, an incisive piece of cultural history, a poem and a polemic, a performance and a balm and a benediction.” (Variety Review – The Vagina Monologues)

I’ll Be Back Before Midnight – Audience Comments

Here are some lovely comments from the audience members of our first 3 nights:

Saw it yester. Well done to all the actors and the production team especially to the leading lady and director. At times it felt like a comedy but the scares were real!”

“Watched a great thriller story, staged at MADC Clubrooms last night. We all love that element of mystery that has us jumping off our seats, it truly is one not to be missed, I highly recommend you book for next weekend if you haven’t yet …Well Done Colin Azzopardi, Steffi Thake, Joe Depasquale, Gianni Selvaggi & Becky d’Ugo!! Break legs for the rest of the run:)”

“A massive well done to Steffi Thake, Joe Depasquale and Gianni Selvaggi for their incredible performance in I’ll Be Back Before Midnight. I only watched half of it for having my hands over my eyes, and I won’t be able to sleep tonight, but that was just outstanding. So so so so proud of you all.”

“Fantastic!!! Well done to all”

“Amazing performance!! Kept me on the edge of my seat. Bravi!!”

“Watched the performance on Friday and what a brilliant show, well done to all involved. Excellent set, strong performance and excellent direction kept me jumping off my seat”

“Really enjoyed yesterday’s show!!! Bravi tassew!!”

“Well done! Watched the performance last Friday, really enjoyed it!”

“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED high calibre play from MADC which was a total EXPERIENCE to watch! Not to be missed… And try to sit as close to the stage as possible”

“I must congratulate the cast on a spectacular performance yesterday; The play was executed brilliantly! This was the first play I watched from MADC, but it will definitely not be the last! Thank you”

“Great show … witty humour and engaging suspense! Very well interpreted by the cast and masterfully directed by Colin Azzopardi! Well done … all involved!!!!”

Cast & Crew!

You can catch the last 3 shows of I’ll Be Back Before Midnight this weekend (13th, 14th and 15th February) at the MADC Clubrooms in Santa Venera!

Tickets are available online: and bookings by phone on 7777 6232 This line is open between 10am and 6pm

Next Up …

The Christmas Panto has come and gone! It was a fantastic experience working with so many new people and such talent!

Working with Malcolm Galea is always a privilege. It was my first time being directed by him and I am very grateful for the opportunity he has given me. I look forward to working with him again!

Working with Chiara, my partner in crime, was also quite the experience. Having to work so physically close to someone and to think as half of a person was quite the challenge. Being so restricted in our costume was quite challenging as well. I almost had a couple of panic attacks because of the claustrophobia, but thankfully Chiara was there to calm me down. I think we made a great team and I will miss working with her. Double Daisy

Next up I am working on a play written by Peter Colley called I’ll Be Back Before Midnight. I’ll be playing the part of Jan, a young woman who has just come out of a mental hospital after having a nervous breakdown. She moves to live in the country with her husband when strange things start to happen around her.

Our director is Colin Azzopardi and the play is being produced by the MADC. Click here for more information!

Booking for this play opens on the 12th January and will be running over 2 weekends: 06 – 08 February and 13 – 15 February. The first night is selling at a discount of €10 per ticket. All other tickets are at €15.

Hope to see you there! 🙂

Thoughts from the Audience

Here are some lovely comments from the audience members of our first 3 nights:

“It was wonderful dear! well done to all the cast, I really enjoyed myself ! * sings the patata song..lool * p.s. Good luck for the rest of the shows.”

“We were at the panto last night and I just wanted to say a very big well done! We really enjoyed it … Brilliant!”

“Congrats loved the show! well done.”

“A huge well done to Alan Montanaro and everyone who took park in merry poppins- a fantastic show! I recommend everyone goes to see it!”

“You did it again  fantastic Panto – well done to all – great voices and great talent all round – you should be on Broadway.”

“Hi just wanted to congratulate you on an excellent panto performance.. Enjoyed every minute of it.. Well done!”

“great panto you looked fab as always”

“Well done to everyone involved. We really had a fantastic time”

“Well done to all involved !! Great show ! Fantastic singing !! Chiara Hyzler & Steffi Thake you killed me with your song !”

“Just got back home from the usual it was great. A big well done to all actors, they are professionals…and everyone who works behind the scene. Looking forward for next Dec for another wonderful panto…..”

“What a blast! Side splitting, tear inducing laughter! Well done to all!”

Double Daisy

MADC Panto!

Rehearsals are underway at the moment as we get closer and closer to the show itself!

Below are some pictures from the promotional photoshoot we’ve done 🙂

Double Daisy at your service!

For more information on Merry Poppins the MADC Christmas Pantomime of 2014 visit

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