As we navigate a particularly challenging year, it’s important to rest and reflect. If you managed to get up and dressed today, you’re doing great! Did you send off that important email? Pat yourself on the back! Learnt a new skill? Okay, now you’re just showing off…
The arts have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic. The sudden and substantial impact of COVID-19 has meant exhibitions, performances, and events have been cancelled across the globe – and Gibraltar is no exception. So, in this issue, we’re pulling back the curtains on our local thespians, and letting art and culture take centre stage.
The White Light Theatre has done a sterling job of keeping us entertained over the years, with Llévame Donde Naci, The Winds of Change, and even Harry Potter to name but a few of their productions. Jackie Villa speaks to Gib Mag about how the group has coped with having their plays and workshops halted, and their plans going forward.
One such plan involves Kaigan Garcia, who we were also lucky enough to pin down for a lovely interview as he settles back in Gibraltar after living in London for over seven years. As well as preparing to reconnect with his teenage roots for You Stupid Darkness! (to be staged in September), Kaigan will be assisting the White Light Theatre with a production of monologues, as well as Aladdin and The Canterbury Tales in early October.
And that’s not all! We chat to another home-grown stager, Nolan Robba, whose drive and success has led him where he is today, as part of the cast of one of the most loved and established shows on the West End – Wicked.
Also packed into this overflowing issue, our much-loved regulars: Art Club, Bookish, A Zookeeper’s Diary, and Hearts of Gibraltar. What’s your favourite feature? Head over to bit.ly/3h6s418 to have your say, and help shape your magazine.