Separate Tables – 24th-29th June 2019

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Ray Virr as John Malcolm & Laura Donnellan as Anne Shankland (Photo courtesy of Alix Kelman of Kelman Media)


The Exmouth Players present “Separate Tables”, a play by Terence Rattigan, at The Blackmore Theatre, Exmouth, on:

  • Monday 24th to Friday 28th June 2019 at 7.30pm; and
  • Saturday 29th June at 4.30pm.


Director’s Notes:

As the action unfolds, it is almost 10 years since the end of the War, which changed the lives of so many.

At the Hotel Beauregard in Bournemouth live a number of individuals whose varied circumstances have brought them to this measured, predictable existence presided over by the resourceful Miss Cooper.

During two closely linked Plays their secrets, triumphs and disappointments provide a distraction from the daily routines of meals in the Dining Room and conversations in the Lounge.

The arrival of a former wife in ‘Table by the Window’ and revelations concerning a Court case in ‘Table No.7′ make waves for the permanent residents and guests, as well as Miss Cooper herself, in this otherwise sleepy coastal haven.

Terence Rattigan’s characters are recognisable and believable.  He has a way of constructing their conversations which draw the audience’s eyes to those who are not speaking.  He also manages to engender a sense of caring what happens to even the least sympathetic of them.

Both stories tell us a great deal about human nature and the way in which some relationships are built, destroyed, rekindled and re-evaluated.  Whether or not those resolutions produce the right outcome for the individuals concerned, it is for the audience to decide.

Clare Philbrock



Mabel                                               Rosalind Ford

Lady Matheson                                Fin O’Leary

Mrs Railton-Bell                               Pat Peters

Miss Meacham                                Pat Trythall

Doreen                                            Helen Ballard

Mr Fowler                                       Howard Eilbeck

Mrs Shankland (Anne)                   Laura Donnellan

Miss Cooper                                  Chris Eilbeck

Mr Malcolm (John)                        Ray Virr

Charles Stratton                           James Phillips

Jean Tanner                                 Courteney Potter

Major Pollock                               Brian Lawless

Miss Railton-Bell (Sybil)              Ellie Davis



Adult – £10

Under 16’s – £6

One free ticket with each group booking of 10

Tickets are now on sale.  Please call Ticket Line 07484 509514 to book now.

Theatre Box Office opens daily (except Sundays) between 9.30am and 1.00pm from Monday 3rd June 2019.



“A triumph” – New York Post.

“To his skill as a craftsman, Mr Rattigan has added understanding and forgiveness.  The finest thing he’s written” – The New York Times


This amateur production of “Separate Tables” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.


This page may be updated from time to time, so please do keep checking in for any further information, including information on ticket sales.




June 24, 2019
7:30 pm
The Blackmore Theatre
June 25, 2019
7:30 pm
The Blackmore Theatre
June 26, 2019
7:30 pm
The Blackmore Theatre
June 27, 2019
7:30 pm
The Blackmore Theatre
June 28, 2019
7:30 pm
The Blackmore Theatre
June 29, 2019
4:30 pm
The Blackmore Theatre