The Reluctant Debutante

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The Reluctant Debutante is a play by William Douglas-Home (1912-1992)[1]].

Performance history in South Africa

1956: First produced in South Africa by the Brian Brooke Company, opening 13 November 1956, with Joan Blake, Diane Wilson (as Jane), English actress Betty Blackler (1929-2015) [2], directed by Michael Finlayson.

The performance on 26 November 1956 in which many theatre and radio personalities were involved was in aid of Hungary.

1957: Taken on tour (1957) to the then Transvaal and Southern and Northern Rhodesia, with Separate Tables.

1964: Leonne Carnot, Brian Brooke, Cynthia Klette at the Brooke Theatre until January 1965.

1966 or 1967: Produced by The Sandowners directed by Eris Malan, date and venue unknown.


Tucker, 1997. 104.

The Star of 20 November 1956; The Rand Daily Mail of 23 November 1956.

The Rand Daily Mail, 10 December 1964; 9 May 1967.

Theatre programme held by NELM (Sandowners): [Collection: THEATRE PROGRAMMES]: 2012. 285. 1. 254.

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