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 Photo by Danny Leigh 

Marti Martek, Martek Marti
(The Dark beneath the Theatre)

Ever since the Manoel Theatre was opened in 1732, there have been rumours about the mysteries concealed in the damp darkness beneath the surface. This original play delves into the subterranean depths under the Manoel stage and unearths a dark secret that has been lying dormant for centuries.

The winner of the Francis Ebejer Playwriting Award (Plays for Young People Category) in 2012, ‘Id-Dlam taħt it-Teatru’ tells the story of Sabrina, a sixteen-year-old actress whose curiosity and loneliness get the better of her, causing her to stray where she shouldn’t have gone and come face to face with what shouldn’t have existed. There she discovers a long-hidden secret that very few people have ever come into contact with and lived to tell the tale.

Duration: 80 mins

Ages: 10+

Cast: 2F, 5M


The script is in Maltese and may be translated. For more information, send an email.

Times of Malta

Photos by Danny Leigh

Marti Martek, Martek Marti was first produced by Staġun Teatru Malti and Teatru Manoel on the 13th - 22nd May 2016 at Teatru Manoel, Valletta.


2016 Production

Director - Malcolm Galea

Original Cast

Veronica - Larissa Bonaci

Miguel - Christopher (Kris) Spiteri

Genevieve - Nicola Abela Garett

Art - Carlos Farrugia

Emerson - Sean Briffa

Anya - Jovana Kuzeljevic

Owen - Davide Tucci

Lynn - Sarah Camilleri

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