Teatru Qroqq Theatre Productions for Schools in 2007 Teatru Qroqq, set up in 2002, is an initiative by the Primary Department within the Faculty of Education, University of Malta. All the cast and crew is made up of final year B.Ed.(Hons) students and other theatre inclined university students, coached and directed by a team of established theatre practitioners and artists. Under the artistic direction of Dr Isabelle Gatt working with a team of theatre practitioners, students go through the process of putting up a theatre performance as part of their studies.
Teatru Qroqq is committed to developing forms of theatre which can engage, challenge and entertain children. It specialises in theatre targeting children and young audiences aged 3 to 12. Since 2002 Teatru Qroqq has put up performances for school children in various venues such as Bay Street Theatre, Temi Zammit Hall, St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity and the MITP.
The aims of Teatru Qroqq projects are:
For the fifth year running, Teatru Qroqq will be putting up two plays for young audiences, one in the Maltese language and one in English. Altogether 18 shows will be put up for schools between March 23rd to April 2nd.
The plays are :
Play in English
The Twits ( Roald Dahl) at the MITP Centre, St Christopher Street Valletta
TeAtru QroQQ presents another theatre production for children adapted from one of Roald’ Dahl’s stories. After the success of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG last year, Teatru Qroqq this year present The Twits. Mr. and Mrs. Twit are really the pits: they are ugly, dirty, smelly and downright nasty. They are however ingenious at playing mean tricks on each other. They become allies only when they're catching birds for Bird Pies or training their monkeys for their dream upside down Monkey Circus. Join them on their exploits in the African Jungle back to their back yard until they finally get what's coming to them from the monkeys and the birds. This play promises stitches of laughter all the way.
The Twits is in English and is targeted at a young audience of 7 to 12 years of age as long as children have a good level of understanding in English.
For more details see: www.freewebs.com/twits2007
Play in Maltese
It- Tifla li waqghet go ktieb (Trevor Zahra) at St James Cavalier, Valletta
adapted from the play The Boy Who Fell into a Book by Alan Ayckbourn
This is a play for primary school children (Primary School Classes 3 - 6)