Blanket Ban

Edinburgh Untapped Award Winner


“Sometimes I’m afraid of this play.”

Malta: Catholic kitsch, golden sun, deep blue sea, Eurovision - and a blanket ban on abortion.

Propelled by three years of interviews with anonymous contributors and their own lived experience, actors and activists Marta and Davinia interrogate Malta’s restrictions on the freedom of women.

What does it mean for your home to boast the world’s most progressive LGBTQIA rights, leading transgender laws – and a population that is almost unanimously anti-choice?

A rallying cry from award-winning Chalk Line Theatre.

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The Company

About Chalk Line Theatre

Chalk Line Theatre is a multi-award-winning company based in Luton, who tour work both nationally and internationally. They are Associate Artists at Next Generation Youth Theatre and a Graduate Emerging Company of New Diorama.

The company is run by Co-Artistic Directors Sam Edmunds and Vikesh Godhwani. Chalk Line’s work is both thematically and visually ambitious, receiving great critical acclaim on their approach to contemporary theatre-making. As a company they look to experiment with form, by tackling socio-political subject matters in an innovative way that is ultimately challenging yet entertaining.

Blanket Ban was written by Davinia Hamilton and Marta Vella, following two R&Ds supported by Artsadmin, artsdepot, Break The Taboo Malta, Abortion Support Network, Abortion Rights and The Women’s Rights Foundation.

Winner of New Diorama and Underbelly's Untapped Award 2022, supported by Methuen Drama

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