Quartermaine's Terms

Quartermaine's Terms

Richmond Shakespeare Society

The Mary Wallace Theatre
The Embankment, Twickenham

The teaching staff at the Loomis-Cull (English for Foreign Students) each have their own relationship, domestic and career problems. St John Quartermaine stands at the eye of the storm, blissfully unaware of the emotional turmoil taking place around him. Regarded by Harold Pinter as Simon Gray's finest work, Quartermaine's Terms describes several terms in the fluctuating fortunes of the school as the characters tangle and untangle themselves around a baffled, uncomprehending St John. A gentle and very funny look at seven 'lives of quiet desperation'.

Please Note: Revised Booking Arrangements
The government’s planned removal, from July 19, of the mandatory requirements for social distancing & the wearing of face coverings, affects the booking arrangements for ‘Quartermaine’s Terms’ which opens on July 17. All advance bookings have been made under restrictions which will now differ depending on the date of performance, so to avoid having to cancel and re-arrange existing bookings we will need to operate two different systems.

For performances on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July
Current restrictions remain in place. Audience numbers will be limited to 30 and face coverings must be worn in the theatre unless you are exempt. We will allocate seat numbers based on the distancing required between audience members and will advise you of your seat numbers on your arrival at the theatre.

For performances from Monday 19 to Saturday 24 July inclusive
We will be able to offer full seating capacity in the theatre but, in practice, it is not possible to pre-allocate this increased number of seats. All seats will therefore be on an unreserved basis for these performances. We apologise for this less-than-ideal solution, but it is a result of having to change systems mid-run while making as many additional seats as possible available for members to book.
In both cases we will open the auditorium 30 minutes before curtain up and strongly recommend that you arrive as early as possible to ensure you are seated in good time.

While it will no longer be mandatory to wear a face covering, we respectfully remind members that England's chief medical officer Chris Whitty and chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance have both said that they will continue to wear face coverings indoors, in any situation which is crowded, or where people are close together, and the British Medical Association is also recommending the continued wearing of face coverings in enclosed public spaces. Both UK Theatre and the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) will be strongly encouraging the continued use of face coverings inside venues, as part of their ‘See it Safely’ policy.

For any performance date, please let us know in advance if you have a medical need for particular seating (near the stage, an aisle seat etc.) We will reserve a suitable seat for you or tell you if we are not able to do so.
link to Richmond Shakespeare Society web site
Richmond Shakespeare Society was founded in 1934 to perform Shakespeare in the open air.

Our annual outdoor Summer Show continues this tradition.

Affiliated to the Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain we perform at the Mary Wallace Theatre on Twickenham riverside.

Phone: 07484 927 662