Design by Reflex Media, based on an idea by Gill Taylor.
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
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
"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