Based on a true-life love story from World War II, this new musical by Philip Glassborow takes us back to the wild days of Valletta’s most famous street. The beautiful singer Christina Ratcliffe arrives in Malta to entertain the troops in “The Gut” at The Morning Star. Then she meets the dashing RAF air-ace, Flying Officer Adrian Warburton – and the rest is history! Fondly remembered as “Christina of George Cross Island”, Ratcliffe was awarded the British Empire Medal for her services to the RAF.
The play stars Polly March, Larissa Bonaci and Geoff Thomas, and features wartime standards like “I’ll Be Seeing You” alongside original songs such as “Welcome to Valletta”. Staged at the Phoenicia Hotel – the daily view that greeted our heroine from her apartment in Floriana – it promises to be a feast for theatre and music lovers, enthusiasts of Maltese history, and anyone looking for a good show!
Visit the Star of Strait Street website for more information.