A patterned 1950s background with two headshots of Nathaniel Parker and Sian Phillips


Table Number Seven & The Browning Version
Tue 12 - Sat 16 November 2024
Tickets £25-£45*

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Summer, 1954. The atmosphere at The Beauregard Private Hotel, Bournemouth is one of repressed emotions and post-war gentility. In this world of hushed conversations and quiet anonymity, an unlikely friendship develops between a shy spinster and a retired Army officer. But when a newspaper threatens to reveal the Major’s long-held secret, will the other residents cast him out for good?

Meanwhile, in the heart of the Midlands, a long-serving teacher is on the verge of retirement from his distinguished public school. Diminished by poor health, a crumbling marriage, the distain of his colleagues and the derision of his pupils, he is given cause to re-examine his life when a young student offers an unexpected gesture of kindness.

Britain is changing. Nothing will ever be the same again. Terence Rattigan’s one act masterpieces Table Number Seven (from Separate Tables) and The Browning Version are paired for the first time, capturing one quietly momentous evening seventy years ago.

Stage and screen stars Nathaniel Parker and Dame Siân Phillips lead an ensemble cast, directed by Olivier Award winner James Dacre, in this double bill from one of Britain’s most popular 20th century playwrights.

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Tuesday – Saturday, 7.30pm
and Thursday & Saturday, 2.30pm:

*All ticket prices include a £3 per ticket booking fee