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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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    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. 
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    February 2017

    A Delicate Balance Actors

    A Delicate Balance is GTPs upcoming production. Edward Albee's play is set over a weekend at the Hampton home of retired couple Agnes and Tobias. Living with them is Agnes' sister Claire, who likes a drink or three and to irritate her sister. Their friends, Harry and Edna, appear unannounced running from from some unknown terror. Then their daughter Julia returns home from her fourth failed marriage. It's a heady mix and the characters are forced to deal with issues of friendship, family, loyalty and regret.

    This play followed Edward Albee's 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf' and won him the first of three Pulitzer prizes. Albee died in September 2016, aged 88, and so GTP proudly present A Delicate Balance as a tribute to his immense skill as a playwright.

    Our production of A Delicate Balance has a strong cast who are as follows:

    Agnes: Paola De Rosa

    Tobias: Mark Coleman 

    Claire: Glynis Poole

    Edna: June Stevenson

    Harry: Andy Williams

    Julia: Melanie Wishart  

    We are pleased to welcome a new Director, Iain McAleese, to GTP to direct A Delicate Balance. He is both an actor and dircetor and directs for Theatre Revolution and in the past has worked with Scottish Opera.

    A Delicate Balance will be performed at Eastwood Park Theatre from Wednesday 26 April to Saturady 29 April at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee performance at 2.30pm as well. You can get your tickets, which are only £15 (concession £13) by phoning Susan on 07518 201 756 or email at tickets-gtp@hotmail.co.uk or contact the thetare directly by phone on 0141 577 4956 or book online at www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk. We are offering our SPECIAL OFFER again of all tickets on Wednesday £10 and on Saturday 2 tickets for £20.

    We hope to see your family, your friends, your acquaintences, your neighbours but especially you at A Delicate Balance.