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The English Speaking Players Association


                              THESPA  Newsletter September 2017                                               


Hello to all Members and Friends,

 I hope you had a good Summer where ever you were. Where did it go? I know it was far too hot & sticky here on the Costa and parking was just crazy! Now we can look forward to more comfortable nights and some available parking............ as well as our September Evening!!

Wendy Smith has been beavering behind the scenes to give us 2 one-act plays.,I have met with the lawyer a number of times to sort out our new constitution and registration with the Ayuntamiento. This was finalised on 27th July . Albert Doody kindly met with the lawyer to pay the balance of the bill and I picked up the official documents on Friday 5th August!

Please remember that our Thespa evening is on Wednesday 27th  September!.

This does not give you much time to make your booking

We are presenting “The Witching Hour” by Philip Johnson .

The action takes place in the Servants' quarters of a wealthy home in the 1940s. Noises in the night cause a stir.

Cast:-Cook                       Shirley KnaufIris                          

 Julie Payne

Mrs Colyngham      Janet Gillett

Ivy                           TBA

Madame Mandrake

Pauline MacKay

Miss Flint               Libby Campion

Terry is once again catering with:

-Starter        Fresh Melon Wedge with Orange

Main           Roast Breast of Chicken wrapped in Bacon with a mild pepper sauce, potatoes and vegetables

Dessert        Fruit Tart with Whipped Cream


Vegetarian Option  Vegetable Lasagne

Our second play will be:-“Norma” wriitten by Alun Owen.

 A modern romance. A walk in the park leads to serious talk.

Cast:-Man        Richard Hughes

Woman   Libby Campion

Both plays will be directed by Wendy Smith

In order to reserve a place you need to contact or phone 622454422.

We need to know exactly how many in your party and who will be will be coming. We also need to know if there are any special dietary requirements. 

Please let us know by Friday 22nd making sure that we have a phone contact number or email address.

Please remember that members pay €16 for the evening and guests €18. It would be much appreciated if you could bring the correct amount to avoid  .

Kind regards

Janet Gillett

Secretary to THESPA

Booking can be made online at or 

Booking Phone Line 622 45 44 22

If you have the choice, it is better to book by email rather than by phone.  

If you use the booking phone line, you are likely to reach the voicemail – so please leave a message.


Whether you email your booking or telephone please let us have the following information


·        Your name

·        Number of places required and names of those in your party

·        Whether you want the set meal or thevegetarian” option

·        How to contact you


Please note all food is purchased to order as none is stored on the premises. Please choose your meal and make sure that you eat the one you ordered.(Recorded on the Table List). If you have special dietary needs Terry makes every effort to cater for them BUT he must know in advance.


As usual the performance will be at the Masonic Hall, Los Boliches, Fuengirola.  A map indicating the Masonic Hall can be found on 'The Contact Page' of the website:


Please make your reservations by Friday before the performance so that Terry can organise the catering. 


The performance will begin at 7.30 pm prompt Please note that F.O.H. will be opening at 6.45 pm to allow you time to pay for tickets and go to the bar. Seating in the Main Hall will be arranged ( at the discretion of the Board) in time for you to settle into your seats. Please aim to be in your seats by 7.25. to avoid disruption once the performance has begun.


The entrance charge remains the same at  €16 for members and  €18 for guests.

Please endeavour to have the correct money ready to avoid delays.




Thank you for your support


Janet Gillett (for Thespa Booking Line)



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