After the storming success of ‘Heathcliff vs Darcy: Who’s the Bigger Sh*t?’ and ‘They F*ck you up your Mum and Dad: Literature’s Worst Parent?’, Sebastian Faulks returns to host four more intrepid literary debaters. This year, with presidential elections looming, we turn our attention across the pond and ask the panel to fight it out for which fictional character they’d like to see in that prized White House seat. Sebastian Faulks will be joined by DBC Pierre, John Niven, Caroline O’Donoghue and Okechukwu Nzelu.

In order to manage audiences safely into each of our venues, we ask that you arrive up to 40 minutes before the event starts. See the Plan Your Visit section for detailed venue arrival times.

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Town Hall, Main Hall

The Town Hall, situated on Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham comprises of a Grand Main Hall, distinguished by its Corinthian styles columns and coved ceiling. The Main Hall is accompanied by dining and drawing rooms, as well as the Pillar Room bar.

The venue’s early 20th century Edwardian elegance makes it the classic ‘shoebox’ concert hall. With a seating capacity of 900, the Town Hall is perfectly suited to grand symphony orchestra performances with a thrilling impact.


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