Thursday 20 June 2019

Naughty Laughs abound, as the Accidental Pervert comes to town!

With temperatures rising and summer weather settling in, it normally means one thing for those culture vultures out there… The end of the Maltese theatre season.   But for those of you who still have not satisfied your comic appetites fret not, as TAC Theatre are bring one last theatrical tour-de-force before the summer sets in… and this one is set to be packed with plenty of laughs!

Let’s face it, with a few exceptions the 2013/14 theatre season has had a plethora fantastically deep and moving pieces dealing with issues from the sex trade and same sex relationships, to the violence of love and suicide.   But what’s happened to all the laughter?  So, to close off this theatrical season TAC Theatre have found a comic delight, The Accidental Pervert, a hilarious comedy coming straight off it’s 5th year running Off-Broadway.

Written by comic vetran Andrew Goffman, The Accidental Pervert is an autobiographical one-man-show which tells the tale of an 11-year-old boy who finds his father’s collection of X-rated videos hidden in the closet and subsequently develops an unhealthy addiction to porn. In this laugh out loud comedy Andrew struggles to find the balance between fantasy and reality when he finally meets his wife to be.

“They say don’t judge a book by it’s cover, but with a play, the title is what really catches your attention. Unfortunately a lot of the time, a good ‘title’, is all you find…” says Wesley Ellul, co-founder of TAC Theatre “ but sometimes… beneath a good title lies a hilarious play, which you know you have to produce.  This is what we’ve found in The Accidental Pervert.”

Marc Cabourdin will be holding the directorial reins to work with funny man Malcolm Galea and together take on the challenge of telling this wild and wacky tale, through this 80 min one-man-show  that “will sure to leave you laughing for days!” says Ellul.

If you laughed out loud during ‘My First Time’, or had a great time watching ‘Porn: the Musical’ this is the show for you! Rated 18+, The Accidental Pervert opens on June 6th, with additional shows on the 8th, 13th, 14th and 15th June at St James Cavalier in Valletta. All shows start at 8pm. Tickets for the opening weekend are only €10, with all other shows at €15. Tickets available online from or in person from St James Cavalier Box Office.

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