The play was the second of Terence Rattigan’s ‘Separate Tables’, ‘Table 7’. ‘Table 7’ explores the complex friendship between two lonely, desperate people– Miss Railton Bell (Shirley Swallow), the repressed unmarried daughter of a dominating mother and Major Pollock (Keith Rogers), apparently an upper-class retired army officer, who is likely to be charged with sexually harassing women at a local cinema. We became quite immersed in reading this absorbing, complex play in the sunny far corner of the library. Jane, a friend of Jenny’s, joined us and took on a part for the day.
Next session will be ‘The Putting Down of Ned Kelly’ by Melbourne playwright Len Kenna. This play premiered at Benalla’s ‘Felix’ festival in 1995. Len Kenna has asked if he can join us to hear our play reading!