Shakespeare celebrated at Malta Arts Festival

A celebration of one of the world’s greatest poets and playwrights with Romeo and Juliet, the legendary play which inspired so many composers

14 July 2016, 11:51am
Please, Continue (Hamlet). Photo: Pierre Abensur
Please, Continue (Hamlet). Photo: Pierre Abensur
Please, Continue (Hamlet). Photo: Greg Noo-Wak
Please, Continue (Hamlet). Photo: Greg Noo-Wak
Please, Continue (Hamlet). Photo: Magali Girardin
Please, Continue (Hamlet). Photo: Magali Girardin
Please, Continue (Hamlet)

In this unique theatre experience, members of the audience will participate directly in the performance, blurring the boundaries between fiction and reality. Please, Continue (Hamlet) is structured like a criminal court trial, with the jury randomly made up of audience members who are informed of the elements of the case at hand. A psychologist also takes part in the trial, who will have conducted the evaluation of the accused and will present the results of her research and lend support to the prosecution and defence. In the presence of the judge, the jury (audience) will then deliberate on the guilt or innocence of the accused. Please, Continue (Hamlet) stimulates and provokes the civic sense in each spectator as it relates to the idea of justice and touches on the gap between their personal sense of justice and the state-defined one.

Date: 17 July 2016 • Venue: Malta Chamber of Commerce, Valletta • Time: 19:30 • Entrance: €15

The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
Malta Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Michael Laus


A celebration of one of the world’s greatest poets and playwrights with Romeo and Juliet, the legendary play which inspired so many composers. Commemorating Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, we bring the eternal love story to life through music across the ages. Lush, powerful and poignant, we portray jealousy, passion and fire through the pens of Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Bernstein, taking you on a journey from Juliet’s Balcony to Bernstein’s Mambo!

Date: 18 July 2016 • Venue: Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta •  Time: 19:30 • Entrance: €15