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Invitation to the Waltz is a radio play by Tina Pepler, adapted from the novel by Rosamund Lehmann. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio on 26 May 2001, as an installment of the Saturday Play.


Rosamund Lehmann's tender classic about a young girl's adolescent rite of passage. Olivia wakes up on her seventeenth birthday knowing that something has changed, but what exactly it is she doesn't yet understand. Her very first dance, a week later, brings the opportunity to try her wings in the wider world.


  • Olivia Curtis - Mary Nighy
  • Kate Curtis - Rosie Giarratana
  • Mrs Curtis - Diana Quick
  • Mr Curtis - Andrew Collins
  • Uncle Oswald - David Lloyd
  • Monsieur Berton - Mark Meadows
  • Miss Robinson - Carol Brannan
  • Major Skinner - Mark Buffery
  • Marigold - Nicole Arumugam


  • Josh Boyden
  • Sophie Clarke
  • Jenny Coverack
  • Tom Espiner
  • Chris Garner
  • Ben Tinniswood
  • Chris Yapp
  • Oliver Zimmermann[1]

Directed by Sara Davies

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