FROM GLAMOUR-GIRL TO WAR HERO…
Star Of Strait Street – a musical from Malta
Based on a true story from World War Two, Star Of Strait Street takes us back to the wild days of Valletta’s notorious red-light district.
Glamorous dancer and show-girl Christina Ratcliffe arrives in Malta to entertain the troops. Then she meets a daredevil RAF pilot. And the rest is history!
Christina volunteers with Fighter Control in the secret underground world of the Lascaris War Rooms, becoming Captain of her Watch. She’s awarded the British Empire Medal, and becomes a war hero in her own right, known as ‘Christina of George Cross Island’.
Starring Polly March, Larissa Bonaci and Geoff Thomas, this one-act musical is sponsored by The Mackintosh Foundation.
“It’s about love, and beautiful people, but it’s also about strength and courage and serves as a window on life in Malta during the war… The beautiful Christina Ratcliffe met Adrian Warburton, at 26 the most decorated pilot in the RAF, eccentric, crazy, gallant beyond belief. How could she not fall in love with him?” – Veronica Stivala, Times of Malta
Direct from Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture…
Just four performances in London – two for the Voila! Europe Theatre Festival at Applecart Arts in Upton Park, E13 (Friday 9, Saturday 10 November) and two at the OSO Arts Centre in Barnes Green, SW13 (Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14 November).
Friday 9 November, Saturday 10 November at 7.15pm
VOILA EUROPE FESTIVAL
Applecart Arts, 170 Harold Road, Upton Park, London E13 0SE
Box Office: 020 3475 4280
Tuesday 13 November, Wednesday 14 November at 8.00pm
OSO Arts Centre, The Old Sorting Office, Barnes Green, London SW13 0LF
Box Office: 020 8876 9885
IMAGE Polly March and Larissa Bonaci in Star Of Strait Street, photo credit Justin Mamo