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Photo by Andrew O'Hara 


On the 5-7 and 12-14 July, Malcolm will be directing his adaptation of the classic Charlie Chaplin film The Great Dictator at the Valletta Campus Theatre for NAP. The project stars Jamie Cardona and is supported by Arts Council Malta

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The Trials of Magnus Coffinkey, which Malcolm co-wrote with Angele Galea won the FringeReview Outstanding Theatre Award at the 2024 edition of the Brighton Fringe Festival.

Malcolm's solo show Plastic and Chicken Bones won the Voice Mag Best Newcomer Award at the 2022 edition of the Brighton Fringe Festival.

The Reviews Hub
Plastic and Chicken Bones - Brighton Fringe

Voice Magazine
Plastic and Chicken Bones - Brighton Fringe

The Trials of Magnus Coffinkey - Brighton Fringe

Times of Malta

Malcolm Galea is a playwright and theatre professional based in Malta. Apart from writing works for theatre, he also directs, produces and performs in a number of productions. He directs More or Less Theatre, a theatre company that specialises in educational family theatre, as well as Give or Take Productions - which focuses on creating original theatre with a purpose. He is also frequently commissioned to work on a variety of projects - some of which have left their mark on the Maltese theatre landscape.


Malcolm is also sought after in other mediums such as film, improv and stand-up comedy, and is highly interested in novel ways to tell stories.


His awards include the Brighton Fringe Awards for Best Newcomer (2022) and Outstanding Theatre (2024), and the Off-West End Theatre Award for Best New Musical (2010).

Malcolm's interview with Sarah Gorrell  on BBC Radio Sussex on the 15th May 2024.


Read Malcolm's interview with Tom Inniss from Voicemag UK in July 2022. Photo by James Bianchi.





Establishing a solid reputation as one of Malta's foremost playwrights, the theatre scripts written by Malcolm range from family-friendly educational shows and Christmas pantomimes, to outrageously funny adult comedies.

His musicals include the raucous Porn - The Musical which won the Off-West End Award for Best New Musical following its 2010 London run.


Malta Today
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Malcolm has been acting for over 20 years and has developed a wide emotional and comedic range. He has worked in almost every major theatre in Malta as well as spaces in Edinburgh, London and Washington DC.

His most memorable roles include Father Flynn in Doubt, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Oscar in The Odd Couple, and Philip in The Pride.


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Directing many of his own plays and pantomimes, Malcolm is also frequently commissioned to direct productions by other writers.

His most recent projects include Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, Yasmina Reza's Art, and Noël Coward's 

Private Lives.


Times of Malta
The Importance of Being Earnest



Malcolm's skill in improv has seen him headline all three editions of the hit improvised Christmas show Dingle Bells, Malcolm Smells along with longtime collaborator Christopher Dingli.

In 2018 he also represented Malta in the Our Lives project at the Impro Festival Berlin which featured a performer from every EU country.


Times of Malta
Dingle Bells, Malcolm Smells



Malcolm is frequently called upon to work on projects that require a spark of innovation, a captivating narrative, or a touch of his trademark humour.

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Workshops & Script Doctor

Malcolm's experience and sheer enthusiasm makes him a popular choice when it comes to workshops on:

  • Scriptwriting

  • Acting

  • Improvisation

When writing your script for theatre or film, ​Malcolm can also provide you with developmental assistance and notes from treatment stage up until production draft.

Compere & Stand-Up

With 14 years of experience as a radio presenter, Malcolm is a popular choice as a host for events.


Malcolm has also been active on the stand-up comedy circuit since 2013 and has performed sets in Malta, London, Edinburgh, Washington DC and Tallinn.


Voice Over & Commercials

An experienced voice-over artist whose voice is frequently heard on radio adverts, documentaries and audio books, Malcolm is fluent in English and Maltese.

Additionally Malcolm has lent his image to numerous advertising campaigns such as Atlas Healthcare, APS Bank, Time To Eat and many others.


Photo by Jacob Sammut 

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