I have a confession to make first – I’m not usually a huge fan of panto. Last year I decided to give Summer Panto a go – some friends were over on holiday and despite suspecting that they might not understand all the jokes (local politics, comments in Maltese) we decided to start our night there. We didn’t regret it, there was much laughter and even some gasping!

This year is no different – with a strong cast of actors who aren’t afraid to dare, bare and make fun of everything and themselves, Jack and His Beanstalk offers a night of laughter and pearl-clutching moments.

In my books the winning formula is the easy mix of toilet humour, politics and current affairs, in a way that it didn’t feel like too much of one and not the other. Despite the temptation for many local productions of the kind to rely on cheap tricks, this was not a recycling of puns and crass words that some of us are getting tired of. Instead, Antsinpants productions offers you an evening of fun and laughter that will leave you chuckling for days to come. There are some things that you can never un-see…!

Take yourself and your sense of humour out tonight – but watch out for that golden egg!

Tickets here.

Photo by Sergio Morana

Photo by Sergio Morana

Today I decided to post a little treat for my blog followers. I’ve recently started a facebook group for my poetry / writing persona as ‘Miriam C‘ and I have been posting news and more poetry there, as well as other things that I find interesting and inspiring.
So just for today, put that wooden spoon down and try not to over-cook your food while you read these short poems. Or else, save the page for a little treat during lunch. It is a much better thing to do than watching tv while you eat 🙂 Smile, breath deeply, slow down and read…11140763_10152681783206371_6420192540236091732_o11001558_10152810185888655_1544599211799112539_o WP_20140602_001 (1) (1) IMG_20150610_231837

If you like what you see (or don’t) please leave me a comment, pin, share, send love. Click here if you want TO HOLD THEM IN YOUR HAND<3


From the scene Mermaid Chair

Artists – actors, musicians, poets and so on – we work for months on end on projects whilst juggling our day jobs, getting home late and cooking dinner. Somehow, somewhere we fit in doing the laundry and feeding the kitties. And it’s all worthwhile as long as the result is fruitful. In the end, when everything is set, lines and moves have been learned, we are nothing without YOU, the audience.


‘Your story on my body’ from the recently published poetry book Pomegranate Heart

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16 poems, 3 actors, 2 musicians
A beautiful space – lights, sounds, deep breaths and … WE’RE OFF!


the actors: from left Naomi Said, Brandon Shaw, Alba Florian Viton

Tomorrow is opening night, I’m equally anxious and excited that this long project is finally coming to a head. I’m also very curious to see what our audience will think of this multi-disciplinary creation of ours.



The fuzzhoneys – from left Caroline Spiteri and Francesca Mercieca

So, it’s your turn to do your bit now 🙂 Come watch us!

Tickets for Trap-ease from HERE.
Trap-ease FB event HERE.

Pomegranate Heart book HERE.
Info/Music by fuzzhoneys HERE.