Tickets for the next one-of-a-kind production from local theatre collective The Shrinking Violets are now on sale. 

Miscast – An Atypical Cabaret takes place on 10, 11 and 12 November at the stunning Palazzo Parisio. Featuring songs from musicals such as The Book of Mormon, Oliver, Les Misérables, A Chorus Line, Ordinary Days and Company, this will be a unique cabaret performance that promises plenty of surprises, as well as a healthy dose of laughter. 

The show’s cast is a star-studded line-up of some of Malta’s top performers, ready to take on the roles they have always dreamt of – with hilarious results! Performing together for the first time since they formed The Shrinking Violets in 2017, the cast features leading theatre practitioners Maria Buckle, Jo Caruana, Chiara Hyzler, Cathy Lawlor and Denise Mulholland. Joining them are other household names: Mikhail Basmadjian, Thomas Camilleri, Joseph Zammit and Luca Zerafa.

The Shrinking Violets – known for critically acclaimed shows such as Jamboy, Ernest and the Pale Moon, Us/Them and most recently, In Other Words – also recently selected five young performers via an open call to make up the ‘Mini Collective’. Guided by the Violets, these budding artists will create their own cabaret show and perform it during the same weekend as Miscast – An Atypical Cabaret.

“Every performer is familiar with the phrase, ‘I’m sorry, it’s just not your casting’ – you’re too old, too young, too big, too small, too male, too female, your voice isn’t right or your personality just doesn’t fit,” says Cathy Lawlor, on behalf of The Shrinking Violets. “We’ve all missed out on our dream roles with these comments. But Miscast – An Atypical Cabaret is our opportunity to turn those opinions on their heads. You’ve never seen any of us like this before – and you’ll probably never see us like this again!”

The Shrinking Violets production of Miscast – An Atypical Cabaret will be performed on 10, 11 and 12 November at Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar. Tickets are available now at–An-Atypical-Cabaret This production is supported by the Arts Council Malta, as well as Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and Palazzo Parisio. More information about The Shrinking Violets is available at