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Friday, 28 May, 2010
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Sunday, 30 May, 2010
Friday, 04 Jun, 2010
Saturday, 05 Jun, 2010
Sunday, 06 Jun, 2010


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Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps
By Patrick Barlow (adapted by)
Directed By James Calvert

28 May. 10 - 06 Jun. 10

“Theatre at its finest!” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“The most entertaining show on Broadway!” - Liz Smith, The New York Post

“Ingenious! A dizzy delight!” – Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News

“Riotous and marvelous!” – Clive Barnes, The New York Post

"Rollicking Fun! Hugely Entertaining!" - Sunday Times

"Clever, very funny, imaginative!" - The Guardian

"Dizzyingly entertaining show!" - A Daily Telegraph

"A wonderful triumph of theatre!" - BBC Radio 4


Mellow Drama is exceptional proud and extraordinarily excited to present Malta’s first ever production of The 39 Steps.


This fast-paced, hysterical and totally off-the-wall comedy thriller has been taking audiences in the West End and Broadway by storm over the past few years.


It has more awards than you can shake even the biggest stick at, including two Tony awards and the Olivier award for best new comedy.


Now you have to opportunity to see it live in Malta at the University Theatre with a cast made up of Alan Montanaro, Alan Paris, Julia Calvert and Steve Casaletto.


This play is essentially what you get if you mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and then get just four actors to play over 100 roles between them.


The story is simple.


A man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale!


The play will take you to Scotland and back, let you catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster and watch in romantic awe as our dashing hero falls in love with just about every woman he meets.


Mellow Drama’s production is being held at Sir Temi Zammit Hall at the university over the last weekend of May and the first weekend of June. Ticket prices start from €10 for certain seats on the opening weekend. Follow the links on this page to buy your tickets online now.


It is a theatrical experience not to be missed!



Alan Montanaro
Alan Montanaro -

Alan Montanaro’s has been wooing theatre-goes of all ages for many years. He is currently principal of the internationally acclaimed Helen O’Grady Academy in Malta. Alan’s theatrical cocktail is varied and colourful. His debut at the Manoel Theatre was in What the Butler Saw, followed by Run For Your Wife and Deadly Nightcap. He has also had various roles in musical from Fiddler on the Roof to Anything Goes and, more recently, Company. Alan’s panto characters have earned him the nickname ‘Pantonaro’, and his portrayal of comic arch-villain Captain Hook in Peter Pan is well-loved. His panto dames have become immortal - Morlitia in Alison Wonderland, Zeza in Sinbad the Sailor and Ziggy Zaggy in Snow White. Alan has also written numerous pantos and was the brains behind Four Play and More Four Play which played to packed houses at the Manoel. Alan has starred in two Mellow Drama productions – Gasping and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).

Alan Paris
Alan Paris -

Alan has been treading the boards for a number of years now, playing a variety of roles in straight plays, comedies, musicals, pantos and Shakespeares.  Past performances include Dr Dysart in Equus, David in the Sondheim Musical Company, Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire, Master Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Edward, the Irishman, in Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, Ariel in The Pillowman, all of seven parts in Stones in his Pockets, Tom in A Perfect Wedding, Amos in Chicago, Bishop in Fat Men in Skirts, Adrian in Private Eyes, Mr Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors, Jack in Charlie’s Aunt and Ross in The Scottish Play. Alan has also played small parts on local and foreign television.

Julia Calvert
Julia Calvert -

Julia has always enjoyed acting and, from an early age showed signs of her future calling when locking her grandparents in a room and forcing them to watch her perform. She took this evident enthusiasm and fine tuned it in England where she studied theatre. Her roles on stage, both in the UK and Malta, have seen her tackle a huge variety of different types of theatre because, as she says, it’s always nice to try out different things. She proves this with her jump from the thespian stage with leading roles in Othello and Tempest to her dive into the more somber world of Six Character in Search of an Author and Medea. However, her love for comedy overrides all and she feels in her true element when on stage providing the audience with a good laugh. From Perfect Wedding to An Evening with Gary Lineker and from Kissing Sid James to The 39 Steps, Julia is most at home when bringing smiles to people’s faces.

Steve Casaletto
Steve Casaletto -

Steve Casaletto is an experienced actor and director.  His acting credits span many diverse styles from Shakespeare to pantomime and from musicals to farce. His acting credits include Bill in An Evening with Gary Lineker, Adam in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) for Mellow Drama, Cassio in Othelo, leading roles in six Christmas pantomimes, Le Cage Aux Folles, School For Scandal, Chorus of Disapproval, Rebecca and Private Lives all for MADC. Also leads in West Side Story and Me and My Girl for CUE and Annie for Masquerade. Winner of Best Actor in the MADC One Act Play Festival in Anyone for Cricket. His directing credits include Perfect Wedding, The Coarse Acting Show (MADC 90th Anniversary Celebration), Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood, Ali Baba and the Fourteen Thieves and Charlie’s Aunt all for MADC. He has also directed three one act plays winning Best Director with the play Put Some Clothes on Clarisse.