The Theatre Royal Bath’s spring season opens with the first major West End revival of Simon Gray’s play Quartermaine's Terms, starring Rowan Atkinson, from Monday 14th January to Saturday 19th January 2013. This new production visits the Theatre Royal Bath directly prior to its run at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre. Advance tickets for the week-long run in Bath have sold out. A limited number of standby tickets and standing places will go on sale on the week of the performance.
Rowan Atkinson is joined by Matthew Cottle, Louise Ford, Conleth Hill, Will Keen, Felicity Montagu and Malcolm Sinclair in Quartermaine’s Terms, directed by Richard Eyre, with design by Tim Hatley.
Set in the 1960s in an English language school for foreigners, this tragicomic play is a humorous but ultimately moving account of several years in the lives of seven teachers. At the heart of the group is St. John Quartermaine (played by Rowan Atkinson) – kind, pleasant and agreeable, but utterly hopeless as a teacher. An almost permanent feature in the staff room, he's always available to listen to the problems of his self-obsessed colleagues. But when a new Principal is appointed, Quartermaine’s future looks precarious...