A British tourist was violently attacked by Benidorm peamen gang while trying to warn fellow holidaymakers their game was a scam.

A British tourist was beaten up and left with blood pouring from a wound in his head after he tried warn other holidaymakers about a gang of scammers known as the peamen in Benidorm.

The peamen (sometimes also named the potato men) are the bane of the town.
They operate in gangs, usually in busy areas such as the Levante promenade, Calle Gerona or around the indoor market area of Benidorm.

These gangs are usually non-violent and their only aim is to fool & con’ people out of money by playing their ‘find the pea’ in their three cup game.

Do not be enticed by their scam. They will be surrounded by spectators who cheer and clap. These spectators or game players will wave wads of cash around boasting about their win, and how easy it was to win. But they are indeed part of the gang and scam.

This vicious attack took place in broad daylight on the busy Calle Gerona in Benidorm. One of the attackers hit him on his head with a baseball bat. Another held him with his legs entwined around him as they wrestled on the street.

The Calle Gerona is notorious for pickpockets and for prostitutes attempting to lure drunken people wandering the street at night alone.

Benidorm police asked the British tourist and his friends to attend a nearby hospital and then to go the police station to try and identify the attackers.

Careline’s next production in Alcalali is Dirty Dusting. This promises to be an evening of pure theatrical Viagra, all done in the best possible taste!

Three elderly cleaning ladies are about to be “put out to pasture” by their overzealous office manager. They have little chance of another job at their age – how are they going to replace their lost income?

A chance wrong number for a sex chat line rings into the office and gives them a great idea: “Why not run a sex chat line themselves?” After all, their age and appearance won’t matter on the telephone and providing they can keep it from their boss, they could be onto a winner!

This is a heart-warming, feel-good comedy that will have you rolling in the aisles and smiling every time you reach for the phone.

Please note the dates for this production have changed to Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th November at 8 pm. Contact the Box Office on 605 181 726 and at carelineboxoffice@gmail.com

Lions, hyenas, giraffes and all manner of exotic African wildlife took to the stage at Careline Theatre’s Academy production of The Lion King Jr on Saturday 5th May. The packed audience of young and old was spellbound by a theatrical spectacle of a quality and standard rarely seen on the Costa Blanca.

A standing ovation rewarded the cast (the youngest was just four!) of this amazing production that also included zebras, antelope, monkeys, flamingoes, elephants, leopards, white birds and wildebeest. A lot of credit must go to Stevie Keen who designed and created the fabulous animal masks and bodies (and who also played the flamboyant hornbill Zazu to perfection). Credit also to Janet Walker for the rest of the costumes, assisted by an army of parents, friends and family doing hair, make-up, painting, glueing and tweaking things.

Based on the Disney classic, and directed by Candida Wright and Suzanna Mace, this a moral tale of good defeating evil. The old king Mufasa (Alan Gill) tries to teach his young son Simba (Daisy Cook) right from wrong. But the evil lion Scar (Paul Young) manages to kill Mufasa by luring him into the path of stampeding wildebeest and trick Simba into running away, leaving his mother Sarabi (Isabelle Borger) distraught. Scar now rules the Pride Lands aided by the laughing hyenas. Simba is taken in and cared for by the wonderfully comic duo of meerkat Timon (Connie Levey) and warthog Pumba (Sophie Phillips). When an adult (Paige Keen), and following the prophecy of the shaman Rafiki (Giovanna Wallis), Simba returns to claim his rightful place as king, and regain the affection of his childhood love Nala (Izabel Noon and Emma Clay).

As always, the musical direction of Roger Dean was spot on, with songs such as The Circle of Life, Can You Feel The Love Tonight, and Hakuna Matata delighting the audience.

Careline Theatre prides itself on being “Amateur Theatre with the Professional Touch” and this had more than a touch, it had it by the bucket full. The story was told with such vigour and enthusiasm it was easy to forget the average age of the cast was probably about twelve.

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It’s nearly panto time again at the Careline Theatre in Alcalali.

Robin Hood – The Panto, directed by Marian Carter, has all the traditional ingredients of the classic panto, and with Careline’s trademark professional touch it’s sure to be a hit with all the family.

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Opening night is “Party At The Panto” with a free glass of cava plus nibbles. Donations from this production will be going to Help of Denia and Marina Alta, MABS, and Jalon Valley Help.

Our photo shows some familiar faces and some very new faces (Welcome!) as members of the dance chorus: Adults back row – Janet Walker, Sue Jones, Steve Keen, Mandy Madgwick, Louisa Booth; Juniors middle row – Maya Coadwell, Laura Hoogewerf, Izabel Noon, Aliyah Booth, Emily Wilkes, Charlotte Tame; Junior front row – Daisy Cook.

Seats are €12, with children under 10 years €8. Pre-paid groups of 10 or more adults €11.

Performance dates are Thursday18th to Sunday 21st January at 8pm, with matinees on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st at 3pm.

To reserve your tickets contact the Box Office on the new number 605 181 726 and at carelineboxoffice@gmail.com

Please note Careline Theatre has a New Box Office Number: 605 181 726.

Careline’s autumn production is Nil By Mouth directed by Dennis Arthurs. This hilarious farce, written by John Chapman (of Brian Rix and Whitehall Theatre fame), is set in a mixed ward of St Christopher’s hospital in North London. A minor misunderstanding sets of a remarkable chain events. Trolleys go through the ward like buses. Everyone finally gets treated – but not necessarily for what they came in for.

Dates are Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 October at 8.00 pm at the Careline Theatre in Alcalali. Tickets are 12 Euros, with a 10% discount for pre-paid groups of 20 or more.

Call the NEW Box Office phone number 605 181 726, or email at carelineboxoffice@gmail.com

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