Even the briefest visit can stay with you forever
The Band’s Visit, winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is based on Eran Kolirin’s 2007 film with the same title. In this delightfully offbeat tale, set in an Israeli town that is way off the beaten path, a group of Egyptian musicians arrive disoriented, out of nowhere. Under the spell of the desert sky, the band and their provincial Israeli hosts move tentatively towards each other, from breaking bread to sharing secrets, suffering and – most profound of all – music. With a book by Itamar Moses and a sophisticated, non-traditional score by David Yazbek featuring thrillingly talented actor-musicians, The Band’s Visit rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, cry, and ultimately, brings us together.
The Band’s Visit was made possible by arrangement with Music Theatre International and with the support of Arts Council Malta.