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The summer is almost over, the heat is reducing and we open our fabulous programme with June Rendle directing two plays on Wednesday 12th September at El Paraiso Golf Club at 7.30 pm. Two rehearsed play readings will be performed and Karl Maresz is the producer. June wrote “Champagne and Olives” and we are also reading “The Window”.

A writer in our midst
Jenny Landreth, from the UK, is travelling to Marbella to come to watch the rehearsed play reading on the 12th September. She intends to talk to people on the night, seeking information for her new book about theatre that will be published in 2020. June Rendle has arranged for Jenny to be interviewed for an article to go in the Essential magazine about her work which will be great publicity for ITS.

Three Tall Women
The last rehearsed play reading in July was directed by Veronica del Cerro and was “ Three Tall Women “ with June Rendle, Carmel Rogers and Veronica all performing in it. Over 100 people attended and it went down a storm! The audience loved it. Thank you to everyone who took part and to those who came to watch.

Our autumn production
Miles Rendle will be directing the autumn production at El Paraiso Golf Club over four evenings from Thursday 8th November to Sunday 11th November 2018.
We listened to the feedback from our audiences in April and we will have a maximum of 70 people each evening and perform for four nights rather than with 100 people for three nights.

We have taken a slightly different approach this year too and we will be performing two plays each evening. Two events in the same evening! What great value, as always!

The first play will be “A Resounding Tinkle” by NF Simpson; and the talented Bobbye Aaron will perform the monologue “ The Hand of God” by Alan Bennett.
Following the auditions held on the 6th September, Miles has cast the following:

Bro Paradock - David Dunckley
Middie Paradock - Carmel Rogers
Uncle Ted - Rebecca Flowerdew
Vicar - Martin Curd
The producer will be Karl Maresz.

We need volunteers!
We do need people to help build the set and to move the blacks etc from the storeroom. If you are interested please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We also need a treasurer as from March 2019 when Martin Curd intends to hand this over. Training, advice and support will be given but experience would be great. Please email and we will arrange to meet you to discuss the role.

Auditions in October
Peter Brooks will be holding auditions on Tuesday 23rd October 2018 for the rehearsed play reading mentioned below. They will be held at El Candil Bar in San Pedro from 7.30 pm. This is your opportunity to try out your acting skills, so please come along if you are interested.
More information will be circulated nearer the time but please reserve the date.
 
Date change for the November rehearsed reading
Peter Brooks will be directing the rehearsed play reading on Wednesday 28th November at El Paraiso Golf Club. The original date was 21st November so please change this date in your diary. Thank you.

Update on venues
The Atalaya Park Hotel is still being renovated and we understand that the disco area that we used to use is now a storeroom. So it looks like we will not be able to return there any time soon but things can change and, if they do, we will let you know.

We are eternally grateful to Paul Crumpler and the team at El Paraiso Golf Club for hosting us during the last year and we hope that this will continue. We are also lucky to be able to use El Candil Bar in San Pedro for all our meetings, auditions and play readings.  Thanks to Alfonso. We will continue the search for other venues that might be able to host us.

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It’s not long until Christmas!
It is only fourteen weeks until our Christmas party on Friday 14th December 2018. Veronica del Cerro is directing the entertainment for your delight and enjoyment and Ruth Baldwin is organising the venue, menu and tickets. Last year we sold out of tickets very quickly and we had a waiting list too! So, we have a larger venue, we are going to El Paraiso Golf Club!  We will pre-sell tickets nearer the time. Please watch this space!

We hope to see you at one of events this autumn.