WHAT: Play reading - Quartermain's Terms by Simon Gray
WHERE: FINNBRIT, Fredrikinkatu 20 A 9 (Map)
WHEN: Friday, 25th November, 7pm
Carol Norris will lead a reading of Simon Gray's Quartermain's Terms, a play reminiscent of Chekhov in its touching, grim, and suddenly hilarious moments.
Six teachers and their head — four men, two women — in a small school in Cambridge in the 1960s teach English to foreign students. Japanese, French, and Germans suffer off-stage catastrophes, as do the teachers' dysfunctional off-stage families and lovers during the two years that we meet the seven taking refuge in their staff room.
This play, like Gray's Butley and Otherwise Engaged, won prizes. It attracted John Gielgud and Edward Fox as stars, with Harold Pinter directing.
Free entrance. Bring a bottle and a friend! Remember that play readings are not performances!