By Simon Gray.
A funny and moving play, set in a school for teaching English to foreigners in the 1960s.
It deals with the concerns of seven teachers over several years and in particular the progress of Quartermaine, a lonely man and ineffective teacher.
Michael Palin stars as St John Quartermaine, a teacher whose life, lived vicariously in the confines of a staffroom, is dwindling away.
St John Quartermaine....Michael Palin
Anita Manchip....Francesca Faridany
Mark Sackling....James Fleet
Eddie Loomis....Clive Francis
Derek Meadle....Andrew Lincoln
Henry Windscape....David Yelland
Melanie Garth....Harriet Walter
Director Maria Aitken