First performed in 1954 when Rattigan was at the height of his powers- and just before the new wave of English dramatists spectacularly dethroned him- SEPARATE TABLES consists of two linked one-act plays set in a residential hotel in Bournemouth. The acknowledged master of the ‘well-made play’ continues to provoke powerful emotions because as Rattigan himself said ‘ the best plays are about people, not about things’ and no one does English sexual repression better. This was his last great success before the most dramatic fall from grace of any 20th century playwright.
Artistic Director Vernon Thompson
Performed by the Actors’ Training Company
This production of “Separate Tables” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.
Latecomers may be admitted but only at the discretion of the duty theatre manager. The taking of photographs or video recordings is not permitted. Drinks are not permitted in the auditorium.