WhereVenue: The Garden Theatre
Address: Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham GL50 1SD
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Journalist Polly Toynbee’s family tree includes everyone from the Glenconners to Jessica Mitford and features ancestral home Castle Howard. Generations have grown up on the privileged side of the class divide while being committed left-wing, rabble-rousers fighting injustice. She talks to former Labour politician and novelist Alan Johnson about the guilt of privilege and exploding the myth of class mobility in Britain.