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The International Theatre Studio has made arrangements for an unrehearsed play-reading at El Candil in San Pedro de Alcantara on Wednesday 25th April, starting at 7.30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and to read or not as they wish. We will be reading 2 short

"What's for Pudding ?" by David Tristram only 18 pages - comedy set in a living room

Mary - (bored housewife) and Jack - her husband, a bit of a wimp

Maureen and Ted - friends visiting

Dennis - neighbour

"A Dog's Life" by Pam Valentine set in an animal shelter

Ben - a battered old mongrel, male

Fritz - a German shepherd, tough and rough, male

Fifi - an overweight poodle, female

Ginger - a bouncy and excitable young pup, male or female.

The Warden

The Woman visitor

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We hope to see you there for an enjoyable evening.
AnnShawThe I.T.S. President and Board are sad to have to tell you of the death of our Vice- President, Ann Shaw. Ann was one of our longest serving members, a regular actor and director of many of our productions.

At the service of celebration of her life on the 27 January 2012 her daughter Carol read an eulogy which you can read below. She will be missed so much by so many of our members.

Eulogy for Ann Shaw

I would like to share with you some of the extraordinary events in my mum’s life. She was quite a private person and many of you may not know any details of her life before she came to Spain in 1985.

She was born in Hope Hospital in Salford, Manchester and lived in Priory Avenue, very close to The Cliff, which was then the training ground of Manchester United and she was made of the same flair, grit and determination for which this team is rightly famous.

One of my mother’s earliest memories was sitting on her father’s shoulders on the terraces of the Stretford End at Old Trafford watching United play: something which remained a lifelong passion.

The ITS are taking part in the competitive Gibraltar Diamond Jubilee Drama Festival which runs from 14th to 17th March. Eight one-act plays are being performed in front of a professional adjudicator who will assess them critically and award prizes in a number of categories such as Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and for several other theatrical aspects.

The ITS play is "Happy Birthday Me" by Simon Williams (possibly better known as an actor, particularly for playing the son James in the long-running TV series "Upstairs Downstairs"). The play is set in a retirement home for elderly actors and is a moving bitter-sweet comedy which we think and hope audiences will enjoy. We are performing it at Ince's Hall, at the south end of Main Street, Gibraltar, on Friday 16th March, when two other plays entered by other societies will also be on.

It should be pointed out that the ITS are performing the play again the following weekend (23-25 March), this time in our normal venue of the Atalaya Park Hotel disco, along with a second ITS one-act play, so that together they will comprise a "double bill" of theatrical entertainment.

Visitors to this website will have the option of seeing the play in Spain or Gibraltar. Tickets for the Gibraltar Festival can be reserved by ringing the local Box Office on +350 2007 5826.