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Following the passing of her father, Amanda heads to meet her mother Emma, from whom she has been estranged for 25 years. Emma had abandoned the family, following the tragic death of her sister Catherine in a bomb blast.


Over the years Emma becomes obsessed with the death of her sister, Catherine Penza, a prolific writer and creator of the popular character Dennis Castillo –– police inspector and hero of the proletariat. As Amanda begins to rekindle her relationship with her mother, she quickly finds herself being drawn into Emma’s obsession. During one of Amanda’s first encounters with her mother, Emma confesses to a double murder which results in Amanda’s being made into an unwitting accomplice to this old woman’s crimes, but question looms above all of Emma’s claims –– is she telling the truth?


Based upon the novel Castillo by Clare Azzopardi, this stage adaptation of the novel by TakeTwo looks into Malta’s recent political turmoil by intermeshing past and present timelines, revealing a pointed reflection on Maltese society through Amanda’s personal journey.


Director: Abigail Mallia

Writer: Carlos Debattista


Simone Spiteri as Emma (80s)

Simone Zammit as Emma (Present)

Rachel Genovese as Cathy

Analise Mifsud as Amanda

Francesca Scerri as ANNE (80s)

Frida Cauchi as ANNE (Present)

Daniela Carabott Pawley as GINA (80s + Present)

Mark Doneo as Castillo

Andre Mangion as Matteo


  • Year
    2022
  • Runtime
    1hr 30min
  • Language
    Maltese with English subtitles
  • Country
    Malta
  • Rating
    15+