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Season 2017/2018

  • Blithe Spirit

    By Noel Coward / Directed by Alasdair Hawthorn

    25th to 28th October 2017

  • All My Sons

    By Arthur Miller / Directed by Walter Paul

    17th to 20th January 2018

     

  • Whisky Galore!

    Based on the novel by Compton Mackenzie / Directed By Darren Hall

    18th to 21st April 2018

GIFFNOCKTHEATREPLAYERS is Glasgow’s leading south-side theatre company. Producing high quality drama since 1949.

History

 In 1948, three men – Tom Craston, Alan Mackill and Major Gray – had a dream to build a theatre in their local district. An Inaugural Meeting was called on 11th November 1948, where Tom Craston explained, to quote the minute:

    In view of the growth of Drama and the potential that a Company of Players be formed in the District, and that Giffnock should be chosen as the most central point. The final end in view is the erection of a building which would be a Community Centre with Theatre and Rooms

They started a dramatic club the following year, and in April 1949 constituted the Giffnock Theatre Players at an Extraordinary General Meeting. The vision was reported in the Evening Times, and boasted the “ultimate aim [of building] an adequate theatre providing a weekly or fortnightly reporty”. The first production was Grand National Night by Dorothy and Campbell Christie, directed by Alan Mackill. Read More
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    December 2017

    All My Sons Actors

    Giffnock Theatre Players next production is Arthur Miler's All My Sons. Alongside, Death of a Salesman and View from the Bridge, it's one of Miller's finest plays. It tells the story of the Keller family and how the past catches up with them over one day. The themes and issues in the play still resonate today. 

    The cast are busy rehearsing the play for its opening night at Eatwood Park Theatre on Wednesday 17th January and it runs till Saturday 20th January. 

    The actors comprise seasoned GTP members (Jack Hodes, Rosemary LaCavera, June Stvenson, Mike LaCavera, Melanie Wishart, Neil Simpson) and a few new faces too under the direction of Walter Paul. It promises to be a great production so don't delay in getting your tickets. 

     

     

     

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    Blithe Spirit

    Blithe Spirit was a great success. We are now planning for our next production in January 2018, Arthur Miller's 'All My Sons'. Read through for all on Monday 6 November and auditions in the same week. Then the rehearsals will begin as the show is to take place mid-January. Please come along to the read through and if you like audition for a part or elect to help backstage. Time to get friends and family intrested in buying tickets. Fliers for the show areavailable at the clubrooms.