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Sandra Sprawson would like to invite you to a Play Reading on Wednesday September 24th at Bar El Candil, San Pedro at 7.30 for 8pm.

"Alternative Accommodation" by Pam Valentine. It is 25 pages with four parts.

Recently widowed, Anna is visited by her three middle-aged children who have decided that the family house must be sold and that Anna must move either to a residential home or sheltered housing. In fact, anywhere, as long as it is not with any of them!

However, their veneer of filial concern does not fool Anna, who has other ideas. Far from suffering from the dementia her children imagine she is starting, Anna has organised her own future in Florida that does't include any of her selfish offspring, although it does encompass the new man in her life!

After a break, Sandra has chosen another very short play called "The Cafe" by Neville Watchurst. Again, four parts and only 18 pages.

In July 1990, the Cafe de Paris - a ballroom off Leicester Square in London, opened its doors for the last time in its sixty six year history. In its heyday, the Cafe was the haunt of royal and society figures. As its glitter faded and the popularity of "correct" dancing diminished, the Cafe became the preserve of a dwindling band of individuals who came in search of the gentle pleasures of a bygone era.

The play is set during the final tea dance and centers on four characters who have come to pay their respects of the passing into history of the place they have all loved. The mood of the piece, however, is far from sombre. Bitter-sweet, sad and romantic, this is a charming play for older actors.

We very much hope to see you all for an informal fun evening, do come and bring your friends. There will be time for a social get together afterwards over tapas, as the plays chosen are quite short.

Alfonso will as always be offering tapas following the reading for 7 euros but will be trying some different dishes this time. Hopefully, mostly finger food.

If you want to stay for tapas after the reading, you need to let Wendy know in advance, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we know the numbers to cater for. We will be collecting the money for tapas when you arrive for the reading.