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Thank you for the lovely messages that we had about our last newsletter; it is so nice to be back doing what we love.

Here are just a few reminders of dates for our next events, plus some new ones for your diary.

Monday 26th September 2022
We have 12 tickets left for the play reading evening led by Andrew Gommersall. Meet at 6.30 pm for a 7 pm curtain at Keto Royale Kafe in San Pedro. (The exact location is on the ITS online tickets page.)

Tapas will be provided and tickets are 6€ for members and 8€ for non-members. Drinks are not included.

Come along and read a part, or simply sit, listen and enjoy!  Please book online now.

We hope that you are enjoying the summer months, wherever you are in the world. We are delighted to bring you the dates of our first events this season.

Play Reading Evening
Andrew Gommersall has offered to lead our first event on Monday 26th September 2022 at Keto Royale Kafe in San Pedro. It is a play reading evening; this is an opportunity to read a part or to simply sit, listen and enjoy. We will meet at 6.30 pm for drinks and start reading at 7 pm with tapas served halfway through. The cost is 6€ per person for our members and 8€ per person for non-members. This includes the play reading and the tapas. All drinks are to be paid for separately please. Bookings are online via our website. We are limited to 40 places. The venue has air conditioning and on street parking.

The next event
Our annual Lark in the Park charity event is back after two years absence. This fabulous early evening picnic in the park with a play and live musical acts will take place on Sunday 5 th June 2022 in the Parque Torre Leonera in Benahavis. Gates open at 5.30 pm and the curtain goes up at 6.15 pm. We are delighted to have a one-act comedy play directed by Peter Brooks along with singer Karen Danzig, and her Del Sol choir. We hope to secure one more act too.

Towards Zero
Thank you to everyone who has already booked their tickets for our next major event, "Towards Zero" written by Agatha Christie. This is our first fully rehearsed and dramatised stage-play since October 2019, no scripts in hands, fully costumed and with full technical support. We cannot wait for a bit of theatrical normality!

We will be performing at the Hotel Paraiso on Friday 22nd April, Saturday 23rd April and Sunday 24th April 2022. Please note that all shows start at 7.30 pm. (We incorrectly said 7 pm for Sunday night, apologies.)

It’s here at last…
Our first main stage production since October 2019 will be performed on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April 2022 directed by Peter Brooks and produced by Janet Barnett. We have Agatha Christie’s thriller “Towards Zero” * at the Hotel Paraiso in Estepona. Curtain is at 7.30 pm on Friday and Saturday but 7pm on Sunday evening.

The cast is fabulous with Jaime Adalid, Paul Baker, Eric Fraggalosch, PJ Lopez, Hannah Murray, Laurie Passman, Fiona Poole, Carmel Rogers, Eleanor Schuman, Beverley Stonehewer, and Jamie Stonehewer.

"Putting it Together"
Seat reservations for the revue that Eileen Audas and Pam Butler are performing called "Putting it Together" on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th March 2022 at El Trapiche de Guadaiza Cultural Centre in San Pedro are filling up. This is despite a technical issue with the online booking early in February. We apologise for any inconvenience if this affected you. It is working perfectly now.

We hope 2022 has got off to a good start for you and your family. Unfortunately for us, our venue search is still a significant challenge and we have been unable to find anywhere for an event in January.

However, we have some great news in that Eileen Audas and Pam Butler, have created a unique two woman show called "Putting it Together”. Eileen and Pam are two of our long-standing members and two of your favourite entertainers.

We are back at last.  We hope you had a great summer. Our planning is taking us more time than normal as we are having some problems finding venues that are still open and can accommodate us.

We are now taking a break for the hottest months of the year, and we are planning to return in mid/late September with another series of rehearsed play readings. We still have our main production, “Towards Zero” ready to go if large gatherings are allowed and if the hotel will allow us to use their venue.

Rehearsed play reading luncheons
Thank you for your support for our rehearsed play reading luncheons; we are so sorry that we cannot accommodate everyone who wants to attend even with the extra performances. Currently we can only have 30 seats at each event with tables of four people maximum.

It is our intention to perform these reading luncheons and dinners every three weeks or so and the Diana Carvery is happy to have us for these events. We will let you know what is coming up next.