Quartermaine's Terms (2015)

Is there a perfect school, a perfect marriage, a perfect family?

May 9th to 16th 2015

Written by Simon Gray

Directed by Helen Withers

Superficially, this is a light comedy about a group of educated, often eccentric English characters in an academic backwater in the early sixties. But though the jokes are excellent, the piece cuts deep. Simon Gray has never been more been more amusing and more touching than in this thoroughly delightful portrait of a mediocre but lovable English schoolteacher named St. John Quartermaine and his fellow faculty at a small school in Cambridge which teaches English to foreign students. "Gray's selection of details and exchanges is immaculate: he achieves drama and mystery in mundane lives; the comedy is beautifully stated ... " - The Times