International Theatre Studio Marbella
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News from ITS
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.

Play Readings
Our next event is a play reading evening on Tuesday 26th October 2021 organised by Miles Rendle and will be held at the 90 Miles restaurant in Villacana, Estepona . Our last play reading was in 2019. Usually, we hold an event each month but for obvious reasons this has not been possible.

This is your chance to come along and read a part in a very informal way. Miles will prepare copies of a script for us to read in turn. If you do not wish to read, please just come along and simply listen and enjoy. We meet at 7.30pm and start the readings at 8pm, usually finishing around 10pm. There is no charge for these evenings. The planned venue has had to be changed so we will notify everyone very soon.

The next play reading after this will be held in January 2022.

Rehearsed Play Reading Dinners
Our next rehearsed play readings with supper are on Sunday evenings at the 90 Miles seafront restaurant in Villacana, Estepona. Jamie Stonehewer will be directing the plays in November and Martin Curd will be directing the plays in December.

The dates are Sundays 7th and 14th November and Sundays 5th and 12th December 2021.

The cost is €20 per person for the plays and the three-course meal including the tip and a small donation towards the ITS funds.
(Drinks are NOT included and must be paid for separately on the night please.)

The set menus for these dates are:
1. Sunday 7th and 14th November: vegetable soup, chili with rice, and then pouffettes. The vegetarian option is a vegetarian chili.
2. Sunday 5th and 12th December: pate, chicken curry with rice, and then pouffettes. The vegetarian option is also a curry.

If you require the vegetarian option please email us with the number of vegetarians and their names.The same for any other dietary needs.

Bookings are essential and are available now on our website.

We must ensure that these events are viable for the restaurant so we need a minimum of 40 each evening or we will have to cancel the nights that are not full.

Our major production will be “Towards Zero” by Agatha Christie.
Never have we had the opportunity to rehearse a play for so long. We started rehearsals in January 2020 and the cast “Zoomed” it each week throughout the first lockdown. Fortunately, the original and brilliant cast are still able to participate. We are planning to perform it in late February for four nights.

Peter Brooks is the director. We do not have a producer for the play yet so if you are interested please email us and we will arrange to meet you. Dates for the performances will be confirmed once the venue is agreed.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Our last one was in February 2020 and we are planning the next one for Tuesday 15th March 2022. Papers will be provided in spring 2022.

New Board member
Janet Barnett has agreed to become a Board member. We are looking forward to working with her. She has acted and stage managed for us so far.

Membership of ITS
We suspended membership for 2021 and did not collect many subscriptions in 2020 in the first two months before everything closed due to the pandemic.  

We would now like to encourage people to join again, and we are offering 14 months membership (1st November 2021 to 31st December 2022) for the same price as 12 months. The price is unchanged and is 10 € per person or 15 € for two people living at the same address.
 
Please join now on our website.

Your membership fees pay for our insurance, storage and website costs. All of us are volunteers! Members receive discounted ticket prices for our major productions and are then automatically insured to participate in our events both backstage and on stage. Thank you.

Youth theatre skills
We have received a lovely offer for drama and theatre skills workshops to be provided for children and young people aged 7 to 17 years. Pat Kelly will be negotiating this for us and information will follow very soon.