Saturday 12 October 2013

Controversial play probes Lockerbie bombing link to Malta

[This is the headline over a report published yesterday in the Maltese newspaper The Times.  It reads as follows:]

A new play will probe whether the man convicted for the Lockerbie bombing was really responsible for planting the bomb on an aircraft in Malta in 1988, before causing the UK’s worst terrorist attack.

Armed with a hard-hitting script, The Lockerbie Bomber will kick off a two-weekend run at St James Cavalier in Valletta, starting on November 1.

The play by Kenneth Ross probes the potential miscarriage of justice which followed the downing of Pan Am 103 in Scotland, killing 270 people.

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was convicted of the bombing, before being controversially released from prison on compassionate grounds in 2009.

Britain’s worst terrorist attack and the subsequent events are narrated through six characters – two journalists probing the story, two grieving parents, and a CIA and British agent.

Staged by DnA Theatre Productions and directed by Herman Grech, the play features Malta’s finest actors - Mikhail Basmadjian, Julia Calvert, Manuel Cauchi, Alan Montanaro, Denise Mulholland and Alan Paris.

The Lockerbie Bomber comes to Malta following an acclaimed debut run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Edinburgh Guide described it as “the most important play you will see this year”.

For bookings call 2122 3216 / 2122 3200; e-mail or visit Tickets are €15.

1 comment:

  1. Denise Mulholland. Now there's a name to reflect on in the context. A distant relative perchance? A family rift perhaps?