The Reluctant Debutante, starring Jane Asher, Clive Francis and Belinda Lang
19th March 2011
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William Douglas Home’s classic comedy comes to Cheltenham for one week only!

Parental plans go awry, reputations are shredded and the generation gap seems insurmountable in this delightful romantic comedy.

Society couple, Jimmy and Sheila Broadbent, are launching their daughter Jane into society and have their eye on the perfect husband.  Jane, however, has other ideas.  The round of balls and parties bores her stiff and the last thing she wants is some stuffy young toff with perfect manners.  In fact, the chap she really wants appears to be a perfect cad...

Horrified parents, a conniving cousin and hot society gossip make this a debutante season to remember.  Bursting with witty one liners and sparkling dialogue in the tradition of Noel Coward, this affectionate caricature of 1950s British society brings the glamour and charm of the debutante scene gloriously to life.

An iconic figure during the 60s, Jane Asher’s numerous credits range form Peter Hall’s recent revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce to The Old Guys and Holby City on television.  Clive Francis is an acclaimed actor and writer, most recently seen in the West End in Enron.  Other credits include A Christmas Carol and Three Men in a Boat on stage and as a writer, include adaptations of The Hound of the Baskervilles and Our Man in Havana.  Belinda Lang is well-known for her television work, which includes 2 Point 4 Children.  She recently starred in the West End opposite Dame Judi Dench in Hay Fever and Noel Coward’s A Song At Twilight and Present Laughter on tour.

Monday 21st – Saturday 26th March
Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ
Eves: Mon – Fri 7.45pm, Sat 8pm
Mats: Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Tickets:  £10 - £25 plus booking fee available from the Box Office on 01242 572573 or online 24 hours a day at


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Francesca Goddard
Press & Marketing Officer
Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ
Tel: 01242 512515 ext.227 or 01242 236700

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