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Following the last newsletter in February, I would like to update you on what’s happening next for ITS. Get your diaries ready for a few nights out with a difference.

The ITS Board is sad to announce the death of Fred Wallis on 11 April 2015. Fred was our Honorary Vice President and was a member of ITS for more than 30 years.

8.30 pm at El Candil Bar in San Pedro

We will be holding auditions for a one-act play on Tuesday 28th April 2015 at El Candil Bar in San Pedro at 20:30 hrs.
The play will be performed at our annual charity event at Parque de Torre Leonora, Benahavis on Sunday 7th June 2015.

It is a comedy called the "Last Bread Pudding" by Nick Warburton. Kate Jackson, who will be looking to cast the following roles, will direct it:

Following the Committee meeting in early February I would like to update you on what's happening in the near future, there are a lot of good things going on.

7.30pm for 8pm at EL CANDIL

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Dramatized from Jane Austen's novel by HELEN JEROME

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." So Jane Austen sets the backdrop for her famous novel about manners and society in 19th century England, the importance of status and class and the difficulty of finding a suitable match.

The Annual General Meeting of the International Theatre Studio will be held on Tuesday 10th March 2015, 7.30 for 8pm, at Bar El Candil, San Pedro.

AGENDA
1.Apologies
2.Opening Remarks by President
3.Minutes of the last AGM
4.Matters Arising
5.President's Annual Report
6.Treasurer's Report
7.Election of Officers
8.Election of Board Members
9.Any Other Business

On completion of the meeting, members are invited to stay for refreshments, courtesy of the International Theatre Studio.
AUDITION NOTICE
ITS Casting Spring Production

Aspiring actors are invited to attend an audition by the International Theatre Studio for its next major production.

'Side Effects' is another mischievous comedy by Eric Chappell of 'Rising
Damp' fame. It will be directed by Diana King; full length play.

Setting Of Play - The visitors' room of a convalescent home

Frank Cook, having been taken ill with a rare complaint, has been booked
into a private nursing home by his wife June for a week's respite. Whilst
there, he encounters the Reverend Paul Latimer who is recovering from a heart
transplant and whose odd behaviour is beginning to alarm his wife, Sarah.

The young, attractive Tracey might provide the answer. She is convinced
that the vicar's new heart belonged to her recently deceased lover Melvin, a
fairground "wall of death" rider. Could it be that Paul has taken on Melvin's
personality traits as well as his heart?

That would explain the swearing, the smoking, the drinking and the
clandestine canoodling with Tracey in the rose garden. Then again, perhaps he's
just suffering from the side effects of his medication? Frank, ever the
cantankerous sceptic, is delighted by the vicar's fall from grace, while June
does her best to rein in his detective work.

It features five characters –

Frank Cook, 50 or over;

June Cook, his wife, a few years younger;

Rev. Paul Latimer, 40 or over;

Sarah Latimer, his wife, same age;

Tracey, 20ish.

As ever, the director is prepared to be flexible over precise ages!

The audition is on Tuesday, February 10, at El Candil Bar, San Pedro, at 7.30pm for 8pm.

Newcomers – who will be most welcome – can contact Diana King (690 108 852), who is directing the play, for directions to the venue or any other issue.

Dates for the actual production are Friday, April 17, Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, as usual at the Atalaya Park Hotel.
NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2015
Hi everyone!

CHRISTMAS PARTY

The Christmas party at El Campanario Restaurant was a terrific success. A lovely venue
and a menu at a realistic price and such a great asset to have live music by
Howard Grant, which created a real party atmosphere and got everyone dancing. It
was an opportunity to let our hair down a bit and celebrate a very successful
year by ITS.

JANUARY PLAY READING

Eileen Audas hosted our play reading on 13th January at El Candil in San
Pedro. I am delighted to say we had a great turnout, some longstanding members
and 8 young people, only 3 of whom we had already met. Eileen had chosen to
read the first Act of Pride and Prejudice and with a cast of 12 and as there
were no huge parts, it enabled all those who wanted to read to have a go.
It was a really enjoyable evening and great to see so many new faces.

Dates for your diary

AUDITION - TUESDAY FEBRUARY 10TH AT EL CANDIL, SAN PEDRO

The next event will be an audition for our Spring production. We expect the production to take place on 17th, 18th and 19th April at Atalaya Park Hotel disco.

We have chosen 'Side Effects' by Eric Chappell'. There is a cast of 5:

2 men, and 2 women all 40+ and a young girl in her twenties.

There will be full details sent out shortly.

There will be another play reading shortly and I will send out full details when the date is
confirmed.

AGM for International Theatre Studio Tuesday March 10th

This is our Annual General Meeting and there will shortly be a formal call sent out to
members, who are welcome to attend.

Thank you for all your support.

Carol Woolnoth - ITS President
7.30pm for 8pm at EL CANDIL

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Dramatized from Jane Austen's novel by HELEN JEROME

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." So Jane Austen sets the backdrop for her famous novel about manners and society in 19th century England, the importance of status and class and the difficulty of finding a suitable match.

Jane Austen created strong characters and their lively, witty dialogue has been brought directly from the pages of the novel into the play by Helen Jerome. The spiky Elizabeth Bennet, proud Mr Darcy, gentle Jane Bennet and her easily-led suitor
Mr Bingley, wicked Mr Wickham and silly Lydia, clever Mr Bennet and his frothy-headed wife are all here.

You've read the book, seen the film – now take the opportunity to present your interpretation of the characters.

Mr Bennet – a gentleman

Mrs Bennet – his wife

Jane Bennet, Elizabeth Bennet, Lydia Bennet -
their daughters

Charlotte Lucas –
Elizabeth's friend

Lady Lucas –
Charlotte's mother

Mr Bingley – owner of Netherfield

Mr Darcy – his friend

Mr Collins – cousin of Mr Bennet

Mr Wickham – a military officer

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.

Alfonso will as always be offering Tapas following the reading for 7 euros.

If you want to stay for tapas after the reading, you need to let us 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.
NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2014
Hi everyone!

AUTUMN PRODUCTION on 14th, 15th & 16th November.

The play was "Wife After Death" by Eric Chappell. What a terrific success it was! A splendid cast, with some newcomers to the International Theatre Studio stage, as well as some of our regular members and with a very funny play and responsive audiences it was enjoyed by everyone. Sadly, I was away on holiday and missed this production but have heard from all sides how well it was received and how much the cast enjoyed it.

We had great houses, and on the Saturday and Sunday evenings were looking for extra chairs, so a success in terms of numbers in the audience, as well as of the artistic
talents of our actors. I gather that there were stalwart efforts by our technical staff and the hotel staff struggling with the effects of the torrential rain on the Friday night and am pleased that 'the show went on' despite all difficulties.

For anyone affected by the technical problems, rest assured we are aiming to have everything in tip top condition for our next production in the spring.

ADANA CHRISTMAS FAIR

We had a stall at the ADANA Christmas fair on 23rd November at the
Palacio de Congresos in Estepona and am delighted to say we had a great
response to our drive for increasing our list of friends of ITS for publicising
our productions.

My grateful thanks to the intrepid band of enthusiastic members who gave their time
willingly to man the stand and help to spread the word about ITS to new people.
Your efforts are much appreciated. ADANA is a great cause to support and there
were, as always, some lovely presents to buy.

CHRISTMAS PARTY

We are looking forward enormously to the Christmas party at El Campanario Restaurant
behind the Diana Centre this coming Saturday. There will be live music and dancing and it will be a fitting celebration of another very successful year by ITS.

JANUARY PLAY READING

Eileen Audas our treasurer has kindly offered to host our next play reading on 13th
January. I will send out more details, as soon as they are finalised.

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and
healthy New Year.

Thank you for all your support.

Carol Woolnoth - ITS  President