The Band's Visit
The Band's Visit, winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is based on Eran Kolirin's 2007 film with the same title. In this delightfully offbeat tale, set in an Israeli town that is way off the beaten path, a group of Egyptian musicians arrive disoriented, out of nowhere. Under the spell of the desert sky, the band and their provincial Israeli hosts move tentatively towards each other, from breaking bread to sharing secrets, suffering and – most profound of all – music. With a book by Itamar Moses and a sophisticated, non-traditional score by David Yazbek featuring thrillingly talented actor-musicians, The Band's Visit rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, cry, and ultimately, brings us together.
The Band's Visit was made possible by arrangement with Music Theatre International and with the support of Arts Council Malta, JMV Group, and the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Production: Revamp MT
Artistic direction: Dorothy Bezzina
Music direction: Edward Mifsud
Set design: Karl Borg
Sound design: Sergio Costa
Light design: Neil Grima
Props: Maxine Buttigieg Belli
Costumes: Manuel & Jane Ciantar
Dialect coach & cultural consultant: Dr Roy Horovitz
Featuring: Charles Sammut, Dorothy Bezzina, Raphael Pace, Sean Borg, Jamie Busuttil Griffin, Mark Tonna, Sarah Jane Zrinzo, Ryan Grech, George Curmi (Il-Pusè), Neville Refalo, Godfrey Mifsud, Simon Abdilla Joslin, Marc Alan Spiteri Stafrace, Michael Camilleri, Karl Bartolo, Nikki Cassar, Francesco Nicodeme, Kyra Lautier, Jeffrey Scicluna, Daniel Hintner, Abigail Zarb, Patrick Mahoney, Edward Mifsud, Maria-Elena Farrugia, Robert Spiteri, Shaun Abdilla
Photos: Elisa Von Brockdorff, Justin Mamo, Vincienne Bezzina, Daniel Bonello, Yasmin Dingli