Friday, 18 October 2013

Malta performances of The Lockerbie Bomber

[A report published yesterday on the website of the Maltese newspaper The Independent reads as follows:]

The intriguing real-life drama The Lockerbie Bomber is DnA Theatre Productions’ first production for 2013-2014. The new play is timely as it falls on the 25th anniversary of the downing of flight PA 103 on 21 December 1988, in which 270 people died.

Kenneth Ross’s hard-hitting script posits that Abdelbaset al Megrahi, the Libyan man eventually tried and convicted for the bombing, could have been a scapegoat, and that governments have systematically covered up the truth behind the bombing for years.

The choice of a controversial drama is a drastic change from the comic fare usually produced by DnA Productions. Executive producers Denise Mulholland and Alan Montanaro are aware that DnA has a reputation for comedy, but hope the company also has a reputation for putting on good quality, well-acted, engaging shows.

The company is committed to producing the best and most interesting work possible, so when a script like The Lockerbie Bomber was presented to them by director Herman Grech, Mulholland and Montanaro realised it would provide the opportunity to expand their repertoire.

The Lockerbie Bomber makes its international debut in Malta with a cast of Malta’s finest actors including Mikhail Basmadjian, Julia Calvert, Manuel Cauchi, Alan Montanaro, Denise Mulholland and Alan Paris. The Edinburgh Guide described it as “the most important play you will see this year.”

Dr Jim Swire, who lost his daughter Flora in the Lockerbie tragedy, said: “We seek only the truth, yet those who seek to deceive opted to use Malta as a locus for using Mr Megrahi as a channel through which to blame Libya for Lockerbie. I believe the Maltese people should be aware of how their nation's name has been defiled.”

The Lockerbie Bomber will be performed at St James Cavalier on 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 November at 8pm. The Lockerbie Bomber is certified 16.

Ticket prices are €15. For bookings phone on 2122 3216, 2122 3200; e-mail or visit

[Dr Swire and Justice for Megrahi secretary Robert Forrester will be present in Malta for at least some of these performances. Meetings with senior Maltese figures, including the Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat, have been arranged.]


  1. MISSION LOCKERBIE, 2013 (google translation, german/english):
    The self defense of a "State Justice".

    According to Swiss Article 15 paragraph 1 of Law (in this case, unauthorized in possession take and forwarding of a MST-13 timer circuit board, prototype) it needs in Switzerland a authorization of the Federal Justice and Police Department of a complaint against a police officer for criminal action. Except for offenses in road traffic . My complaint was submitted on 10 November 2012. to Swiss Attorney General and is still pending today - a conscious delay of RIGHT !

    Question to Professor Robert Black : consist in the UK and Scotland in such criminal charges against police officers, the same conditions ?

    Die Selbstverteidigung eines Staates...

    Nach Gesetz Art. 15 Abs.1, - um eine Anzeige gegen einen Polizei Beamten, wegen strafbarer Handlung (in diesem Fall, unerlaubte in Besitznahme einer MST-13 Timer Printplattine) anzunehmen, braucht es in der Schweiz eine Ermächtigung des Eidgenössischen Justiz- und Polizeidepartements.
    Ausgenommen sind Widerhandlungen im Strassenverkehr. Meine Strafanzeige wurde am 10. November 2012, bei der Schweizerischen Bundesanwaltschaft eingereicht und ist durch Rechts-Verzögerung bis heute ausstehend !

    Frage an Prof. Robert Black: Bestehen in UK und Scotland bei solchen Strafanzeigen gegen Polizeibeamte, gleiche Bedingungen.

    by Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd. Telecommunication Switzerland. URL:

  2. No equivalent authorization is required in Scotland, Edwin.

  3. Dear Prof. Robert Black

    Many thanks.