Giffnock Players pull off a winner

Giffnock Theatre Players
Giffnock Theatre Players

Giffnock Theatre Players are presenting Simon Gray’s “Quartermaine’s Terms”, an elegiac tragi-comedy regarded as one of the best plays of the twentieth century.

“A beautiful play” - directed by the highly experienced and talented Mark Coleman – “Full of delicate nuances, both hilariously funny and deeply tragic at the same time. Cast beautifully, it will make you laugh, it will make you cry. One of my favourite ever productions.”

Cambridge 1961, the Cull-Loomis School for English, where seven hard-working tutors live lives of quiet desperation - but then again, that is the English way. In the corner of the staff common room sits the lovable and ever so slightly preposterous St John Quartermaine. Of course he may be hopeless as a teacher but the old chap’s been there so long he’s now part of the furniture. But when a new principal is appointed, Quartermaine’s future is thrown into question.

First presented in 1981 with Edward Fox as Quartermaine. The play was most recently revived for London’s West End in 2013 by Richard Eyre, and starring Rowan Atkinson.

“Quartermaine’s Terms” runs at Eastwood Park Theatre in Glasgow’s Southside from January 25 - 28 at 7.30pm, with a matinee performance at 2.30pm on Saturday, January 28.

Tickets are priced at £15 (£13 concessions available), with an offer of all tickets at £10 on Wednesday and 2 tickets for £20 on the Saturday performances. These may be purchased by calling: 07518 201756 or 0141 577 4956, or by emailing: or by visiting Tickets are also available at the theatre’s box office.

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