Affection, love and desire in human plays

Eileen Ryan who plays Miss Cooper ANL-141024-110837001
Eileen Ryan who plays Miss Cooper ANL-141024-110837001
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Few dramatists of the 20th Century wrote with more understanding of the human heart than Terrence Rattigan.

Affection, love and desire linger on within lives blighted by loneliness and disappointment in his play, Separate Tables, which is at Diss Corn Hall on Friday, November 14.

In the first of two one-act plays set in a small seaside hotel in the 1950s, the stormy relationship between an ex-MP and his former wife is laid bare as they meet years after their troubled marriage dissolved into acrimony.

The second looks at a friendship between a shy young woman and a retired Army officer.