Ix-Xitan Kunjomu Malti (the Devil has a Maltese surname) is a play which combines dark humour, fantasy, satire and tongue-in-cheek social commentary. Written by writer-director Mario Philip Azzopardi, Ix-Xitan Kunjomu Malti deals with the topic of demonic possession in a comic way. The controversial Maltese play tells the story of a possessed Scottish girl, played by up-and-coming actress Shelby Aquilina, who, during one of her demonic episodes, starts to blurt out obscenities in Maltese. Her father, a Scottish psychologist, brings his daughter to Malta in order for exorcists to explore the connection. Of course, this was the Devil’s intention all along – for the girl to come to Malta so she can meet a fellow possessed victim so that they can together birth the Antichrist. The Devil himself, played by John Suda, makes an appearance to oversee the birth – and with his appearance, tragedy strikes.

The play features a stellar cast: John Suda, Shelby Aquilina, Roderick Vassallo, Marvic Cordina, Mikhail Basmadjian, Paul Portelli, Polly March and Jamie Cardona. Ix-Xitan Kunjomu Malti will be performed at the Teatru Manoel on the 31st January and the 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th February at 8pm.

For more information, please visit the Teatru Manoel official website or call on 2124 6389.