The Malta Independent 21 May 2024, Tuesday
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‘Diary of War: The Miracle of Mosta’ makes a highly anticipated return

Thursday, 4 April 2024, 14:40 Last update: about 3 months ago

Following last year's successful run, The House of Tours, in a unique collaboration with the Mosta Rotunda Foundation, will be taking tour-goers on an extraordinary journey through time, a step back to the year 1942, when during World War II a bomb penetrated the iconic dome of the Mosta Rotunda. However, rather than detonate, the bomb slid across the floor sparing the lives of around 300 people. At the time, the town of Mosta was bursting at the seams with people seeking refuge from Harbour regions and other neighbouring towns.


Designed to take tour-goers back to the heart of Malta during World War II, Diary of War: The Miracle of Mosta is a site-specific experience like no other. Described as "absolutely brilliant" and as "great didactic theatre", the theatrical tour is a feast for the senses. The multidisciplinary tour seamlessly blends theatre, with history and live music, offering an immersive experience that goes beyond the narration of facts.

Led by accredited tour guide and theatre practitioner Jeremy Grech, audiences will have the opportunity to explore the underground shelters beneath the grounds of the Mosta Rotunda as they learn more about the events that led to the bombing of the church. Haunting melodies and cinematic sounds underscore Grech's performance as the theatrical tour moves from point to point until the climax is reached on church grounds.

Diary of War: The Mosta Rotunda will be bringing the events of World War II to life on 12 and 13 April at 8pm.

Due to the limited availability, advance booking is recommended.

Spots for the tour may be booked by sending an email to [email protected]

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