SEPARATE TABLES

SEPARATE TABLES

Directed by:  John Poulson

Genre:  Drama

Group:  BHTC

Staged: The Park Centre, Burgess Hill

Christine Batsford

David Brazier

John McDonnell

Anthony White

Joan O'Meara

Nancy Forsdike

Jo White

Shiela Wells

Betty Dann

Sheila Tapner

Barbara Chamerlain

 

Cast

Table Number Seven

Mrs Stratton

Mr Statton

Major Pollock

Mr Fowler

Miss Cooper

Mrs Railton-Bell

Miss Railton-Bell

Lady Matheson

Miss Meacham

Mabel

Doreen

Crew

Stage Director

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

 

Lighting

Team Effects & Properties

Wardrobe

Call Boy

Prompt

Front of House Manager

Box Office

Set Design

Advertising & Publicity

Synopsis: 

 

Set in a shabby genteel hotel on England's south coast, this is two plays within a play, utlising the same characters and actors.

 

In 'Table by the Window', a down at the heels journalist is confronted by his ex wife, who provoked him to a violent act that sent him to prison and ruined him. Still loving each other, they nevertheless go through another terrible scene and it is the hotel manager, Miss Cooper, who finds a way to repair their broken lives.

 

In 'Table Number Seven', a bogus army officer without the background he claims and a neurotic girl with a ruthless domineering mother are attracted to each other. A sordid scandal threatens to drive them apart, but when all seems lost Miss Cooper comes to the rescue. 

 

BHTC NOTES: Club member Sheila Wells remembers that playing Lady Matheson was her favourite part over the many years she acted with the club. She also recalls that Norma Somerville cooked the necessary food backstage and when Sheila's father came to see the play, he complained about the awful smell of onions that wafted over the audience!

Programme 

Photos & Press Reviews

Playwright:  Terence Rattigan

Production Date:  1969

Cast

Table by the Window

Sheila Tapner

Sheila Wells

Nancy Forsdike

Betty Dann

Barbara Chamberlain

Joan Collins

Joan O'Meara

Keith Jefferies

Audrey Wilshaw

David Brazier

Christine Batsford

Mabel

Lady Matheson

Mrs Railton-Bell

Miss Meacham

Doreen

Mrs Shankland

Miss Cooper

Mr Malcolm

Call Boy

Mr Stratton

Miss Tanner

 

Richard Tapner

Frank Oakley

Paddy O'Meara

Alan Webb, Terry Carr & Renny Ormond

Norma Somerville,

Elsie Nash & Jean Poulson

Sheila Tapner

Audrey Wilshaw

Sheila Newell

Alan Dann

Mary & John McDonnell

Richard Tapner

Anthony White

BHTC Production Number: 53

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