Sand between their toes

DUSTIN HOFFMAN, who once went without bathing and sleeping for two days in order to immerse himself in a role, would no doubt approve.

Jim Sissens, who directs Sand Castles which will play the Careline Theatre in Alcalali from Thursday May 17 to Saturday May 19, took his cast to the beach to get the feel of sand between their toes before rehearsals get underway.

He even had them competing to build the best sand castle. There was a prize of a bottle of Cava and a plate of cockles to be won.

The winner was Kaye Stubley who plays Bernice in the play and she received her prize from the Mayor of Javea, Jose Chulvi.

Sand Castles by Bob Larbey, the writer of Please Sir, The Good Life, Ever Decreasing Circles and A Fine Romance, is a very amusing play about class warfare on a British beach.

On one side you have the ‘haves’ who own their beach huts and you really have to have a lot to own one these ultra posh sheds; in 2006 one sold at auction at West Bexington in Dorset for £216,000 (€261,269).

On the other, you have a group of ladies fed up and very angry that the beach hut owners seem to regard them and their kids as riff-raff. It promises to be explosive stuff and the stuff of a very entertaining evening.

Don’t miss it.

Curtain-up each evening is at 8pm and a 10% discount can be applied on the €12 for groups of 10 or more.

Call 652 294 750

By Bernard King

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