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I am really pleased to be able to tell you all what a success this year's 'Lark in The Park' was on 1st June in Parque de Leonera, Benahavis. We managed to raise 2,000 euros for Cudeca. Printing costs were sponsored by Harris Insurance Spain. The presentation of the cheque was made on Tuesday 17th June at the Town Hall of Benahavis.
ITS gives 2,000 euros to Cudeca from Lark in the Park show The cheque presentation. From the left: Peter Letters, Carol Woolnoth (ITS president), Susan Hannam (Cudeca vice-president), Evelyn Harris from sponsors Harris Insurance and Eileen Audas (ITS treasurer).
At 13.00 on the 1st June, we went to set up as arranged and found ourselves sheltering from a tremendous downpour of rain and delayed the
decision to cancel or go ahead with the event until 15.00. Who could have foreseen the total change in the weather? We were delighted to be able to put on our show as planned. What a relief!

There was a brief introduction by Susan Hannam, Vice President of Cudeca telling us about the scope of the work they do, which was followed by the one act play 'The Hitman' by J C W Brook, which opened the show and really entertained the audience.

'Alice and George Ponder' set out the story and we were delighted to welcome David Chown for his stage debut for ITS, he must have been nervous but coped really well and it didn't show. Diana King is well known to ITS audiences and revealed Alice's character to us beautifully. 'Gloria' and 'Romero' were the comic relief and were ably played by Eileen Audas and Paul Baker who made the most of the chances they had to demonstrate their comic timing!

Then we had a demonstration of Ceroc from Jive Spain, followed by the picnic and the raffle drawn for Cudeca.

Tony Wells was our MC for the evening and was the link man throughout the show. Zoe Louise sang some popular songs, followed by a classical duet with Sam Oliver. What a beautiful voice she has! Mark Jacobson played 3 numbers for us on guitar and amazed us all by his wonderful skill and dexterity.

Sam Oliver then sang for us and leapt from the stage to the floor of the amphitheatre to serenade some of the ladies in the audience. Tony Wells rounded off the evening with some favourites to send us all home feeling happy. We are thrilled that they all gave up their time to help raise money for Cudeca.

My thanks go to everyone involved in making it happen. It was touch and go with the weather and a tremendous amount of work by the whole ITS team went into making it all such a success.

Dates for your Diary
Summer is normally a quiet time for us but we are planning an evening play reading outdoors in one of our San Pedro members' gardens.

Please book the date of Wednesday evening 30th July in your diary and I will send out full details shortly.

The Play Reading group has unanimously chosen "Wife After Death" by Eric Chappell, (well known for his TV sitcom 'Rising Damp' amongst other works), for the autumn production on 14, 15 & 16 November.
Diana King will direct and auditions will be held on Tuesday evening 26th August with a view to starting rehearsals on 8th September.
This is a 6-hander with 2 men and 4 women of various ages.

Synopsis
The action opens on the day of the funeral of 'well-known comedian Dave Thursby'
and friends and colleagues gather to pay their last respects:

Harvey,
his writer and his wife Vi; Kevin, his agent and his wife Jane: his glamorous widow Laura, and an unknown woman. A series of revelations about Dave's dubious past follow, did anyone really know him?

There is a coffin on stage in Act 1 and an urn in Act 2, when three weeks after the
cremation the same group meet up for the disposal of the ashes.

If anyone who wishes to read for a part would like to see a script before the
auditions, please let us know. I will send you all a reminder nearer the time.
Thank you for all your support.

Carol Woolnoth - ITS President

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