Separate Tables, Ecclesall Parish Hall
To complete their 75th anniversary season, Ecclesall Theatre Company are presenting Terence Rattigan’s play, made famous as a 1958 Oscar-winning film starring Deborah Kerr and David Niven.
The play has a cast of 12 with their ages ranging from early 20s to mid 70s.
Once again, it is a family ‘affair’ from ETC, with director Graham Millar’s daughter Rhiannon playing Jean Tanner, his son, Owain, playing John Malcolm, and Owain’s future wife, Laura Alson, taking the role of Anne Shankland.
Graham’s wife Alison is fulfilling the joint roles of stage manager and set dresser, together with Sue Preston, who has stepped in at a late date to play the role of the new waitress, Doreen.
Sian Butler-Walsh and Callum Thomas are appearing in their first roles with ETC as a waitress and medical student respectively.
The play is set in the Beauregard Hotel in Bournemouth in 1954 and 1956 and looks at the lives and loves of the guests who sit at their separate tables in the dining room.
Ecclesall Theatre Company were helped by several Sheffield businesses who loaned items, including seven tables supplied by Gilbert & Sons of Sharrowvale Road and chairs and cruet sets from You Can Hire in Eckington.
They also had help with the set from Birkdale School.
The play starts its run at the venue in Ringinglow Road tonight, Tuesday, and is on until Saturday. Curtain up is at 7.30pm.
For tickets, contact Jane Shawyer on 07763 153842.
ETC have a special offer of six tickets for the price of five on any night except tonight.