MADC is 110 years old today!
It has been going longer than any similar organisation in Malta and has been very much part of the Malta theatrical scene throughout its life and has inevitably been linked with the history of Malta through Colonial, Independence and Republic eras.
*It came about in 1909 that a very keen British amateur actor by the name of Major C. Todd, stationed in Malta at the time, gave new vitality to the somewhat declining Malta Amateur Dramatic Society. However following two successful productions, this gentleman had a difference of opinion with the committee of the MADS and proceeded to form his own, Mantelpiece Coy. Soon however, these two clubs realised that it made more sense to form one unified entity and on 15th October 1910 at a meeting held at the Elementary School, 178 Sda.Cristoforo, Valletta, now known as the old University, the Malta Amatuer Dramatic Club was formed. Its first production was the pantomime Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp at the Manoel Theatre, Valletta in January 1911. *from Joseph C. Mompalao DePiro’s Book The MADC Story 1910-1985.
We dedicate this quickl clip of some of our recent productions to our members pas and present. MADC look forward to entertaining our audiences as soon as it is safely possible.