International Theatre Studio Marbella
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Our next event is a play reading on Wednesday 8th May 2019 at El Candil Bar in San Pedro organised by Carol Woolnoth. The bar opens at 7.30 pm for an 8 pm curtain. There is no charge for this event and no need to book, please just come along. It is your chance to read a part or to simply sit, listen and enjoy.

Extra-ordinary meeting (EGM) Wednesday 8th May 2019 Prior to Carol’s play reading at El Candil we will be holding a very short EGM to approve two minor changes to the Statutes for ITS as required by the Registry of Andalucia. The meeting will start at 7.55 pm and members are asked to vote in person or by giving their written proxy to a member attending (we suggest naming the President Martin or Carol as both will definitely be there). The changes are to allow founding members and junior members to have a full vote. For a proxy vote please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and give your full name and who you want to give your proxy to, stating ‘yes’ or “no” to the changes.

Our annual charity event: “The Lark in the Park” This will be held on Sunday 2nd June 2019 at the Parque Leonera in Benahavis. The charity this year will be “Alzheimers and Dementia” set up by one of our members and actors, Rebecca Flowerdew. It is based in Sabinillas.

We will start the evening with a one-act play “Just the Two of Us”, a comedy written by Ros Moruzzi. Martin Curd and Sheila Mellor will direct it jointly. They have a super cast with Pat Kelly, Beverley Stonehewer, Kirsty Dennis, Rebecca Flowerdew, Sheila Mellor, Eileen Audas and Sarah Spendlove. Thank you to everyone who came to the audition.

The entertainment will be provided by the CAP choir, Zoe Louise and Gemma Cabanas with all of them giving their time for free for the charity. There will be plenty of time for dancing! Carmel Rogers will emcee the night.

Due to the popularity of this lovely event we will be selling tickets in advance to ensure that we do not go over the numbers stated by the town hall. The minimum donation for entry to the event will be 15 € and tickets will be available very soon.

Black Tower is sponsoring the event.

Please bring a picnic for the interval and a cushion or blanket for the stone seating in the auditorium as the whole event is outside.

The spring production at Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club Thank you to everyone who attended “One O’Clock from the House” directed by Peter Brooks. We performed to full houses on all three nights and the feedback was excellent. We are grateful to the golf club for their generosity in letting us use their venue.

A permanent venue for ITS We are still searching for a suitable venue for all our events, especially for our autumn production but also for our staged play readings. We are very lucky to still have the use of El Candil Bar in San Pedro. So the search continues!

Rehearsed play readings / Staged play readings We have three staged play readings planned for the rest of the year with Veronica del Cerro, Peter Brooks and June Rendle all kindly offering to direct them. We cannot give dates until we can confirm the venues but we will let you know as soon as possible.

Online tickets We have a new and improved online ticket system using a package called Stripe, which is very easy to use and was successfully accessed by over 100 people for the last production.

A gift for the former president At the play reading evening on the 11th April 2019, Sandra Sprawson, our vice president presented Diana King, our outgoing president, with gift of a necklace made with her own piece of white opal but set in a silver casing with a diamond set in gold on a chain.

Below is a message from Diana
Dear Members of I.T.S.I would like to thank you all for the lovely pendant I received from the International Theatre Studio, upon my stepping down as president. I was deeply touched and will treasure it always.Kind regards,Diana King.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our future events. Thank you for your continued support.