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Season 2016/2017

  • Twelfth Night

    By William Shakespeare / Directed by Walter Paul

    26th to 29th October 2016

  • Sailmaker

    By Alan Spence / Directed by Paola De Rosa

    25th to 28th October 2016

    All Matinee Performances (2:00PM)

  • Quartermaine's Terms

    By Simon Gray / Directed By Mark Coleman

    25th to 28th January 2017

  • A Delicate Balance

    By Edward Albee / Directed by Iain McAleese

    26th to 29th April 2017

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


 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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    October 11

    Twelfth Night Rehearsals

    Twelfth Night rehearsals are progressing very well. Walter Paul is bringing out the best of the assembled cast of seasoned GTP actors and fresh young talented actors. This is a divine comedy and we hope to see you at the theatre.
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    Twelfth Night Act 5 rehearsal

    Act 5 rehearsals for Twelfth Night at the GTP clubrooms. Kevyn as the mischievous Feste, Jack as the hard done by Malvellio, Geoff and Fiona as Orsino and Viola discussing manly things and newcomers Isssac and Jack junior as Antonio and Fabian. Also, Glynis's new hairstyle standing in for Ciadhra as Olivia. And can you spot our director Walter?

    October approaches and the stage beckons. Still a few rehearsals to fine tune our performances. We are looking forward to playing this fine comedy before an audience.