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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
  • 07

    Don't Drink The Water

    Memories of GTP's last show of the 2015/2016 season. A hilarious Woody Allen comedy, very well received by the audiences that ventured out to see it.  

    To see how GTP create the shows, we are opening our clubroom doors as part of the East Renfrewshire 2016 Doors Open Day on Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th September. Come along and see our costumes, props, workshop and rehearsals.

    Hope to see you there and at our 2016/2017 shows. 

  • 09

    Technical Rehearsal

    It was a long night. Technical rehearsals are never easy. there had been problems with the lighting so that didn't help. However, Tech is now done and it is looking very good. Roll on the Dress tonight.