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Separate Tables

Separate Tables
by Terence Rattigan

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 A B O U T


"I've never met an ordinary person. To me all people are extraordinary. I meet all sorts here, in my job, and the one thing I've learnt in five years is that the word normal, applied to any human being, is utterly meaningless"

The Woodhouse Players celebrate the centenary of Terence Rattigan's birth with this double bill of linked plays, set in the Beauregard Hotel in 1950s Bournemouth. From their separate tables its permanent residents share complaints about the menu, anxiety over the prospect of another price increase, hopes for a win on the horses, and gossip about the transient "casual" guests.

In "Table by the Window", the unexpected arrival of a glamorous guest has a profound impact on John Malcolm, a radical journalist with a murky past, and his relationship with the hotel's Manager, Miss Cooper. Set eighteen months later, "Table Number Seven" focuses on the domineering Mrs Railton-Bell, her downtrodden daughter Sybil, and the repercussions of a scandalous revelation about long-term resident Major Pollock.

"One of Rattigan's masterpieces, in which he shows in superlative degree his pathos, his humour and his astounding mastery over the English language." - Harold Hobson

 W H E R E   &   W H E N   &   H O W   M U C H

at the Welsh Church Hall

£7 adults
£4 concessions

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Fri 22 July 2011, 8pm
Sat 23 July 2011, 2.30pm and 8pm
Wed 27 July 2011, 8pm
Fri 29 July 2011, 8pm
Sat 30 July 2011, 2.30pm and 8pm

Please note new matinee times

C A S T

Mrs Railton-Bell

Salley Rear

Sybil Railton-Bell

Margaret Winniak

Lady Matheson

Sharon Trotter

Miss Meacham

Jenny Moorby

Mrs Shankland

Jan Prendergast

Jean Tanner

Laura Hymers

Miss Cooper

Caroline Brooks

Mr Malcolm

James McKendrick

Major Pollock

Nicolaus Mackie

Mr Fowler

Oliver Clement

Charles Stratton

Michael Baum

Mabel

Jeannette Tucker

Doreen

Aisha Derbel

 P R O D U C T I O N   T E A M

Director

Gill Taylor

Producer

Jackie Withnall

Assistant Director

Colin Heinink

Lighting Design

Robert Bettelheim

Sound Design

Peter Raggett

Lighting Operation

Danny Mullings, Declan McGuire

Sound Operation

Tafara Takavarasha

Costumes/Props Supervisor

Vaughan Prosser

Set Construction

Steve Cahill-Hayes

Stage Manager

Sean Chapman

Assistant Stage Manager

Gerald Fitzpatrick

Front of House Manager

Emily Carmichael

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Images by and © Peter Raggett and Stephen Cahill-Hayes

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