The Swan Theatre Company presents

The Reluctant Debutante

By William Douglas-Home

Directed by Andy Wood

Monday 14th - Saturday 19th November 2016

Chosen to close the Swan's successful 60th anniversary year, this witty and stylish drawing room comedy from the mid-1950s is set in Belgravia. The Broadbent family have come up from the country for the 'season' to introduce daughter Jane into society. Her mother, Sheila, is keen not to waste the opportunity of Jane's 'coming out' to find her a suitable match. Husband Jimmy, on the other hand, thinks the whole exercise is extravagant,  expensive and  exhausting. Jane, too, is reluctant to stick to the script. Some mischief-making by Sheila's pushy friend Mabel results in a man with a dubious reputation being set up as Jane's 'date' and - at times verging on farce - the play twists and turns as the poor parents attempt to avert a scandal.
 
 

Doors open 7:15pm, show starts 7:45pm.

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