Debra Stephenson to launch Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week

DORSET-BASED actress, comedian and impressionist Debra Stephenson will officially declare open this year’s Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week.

Debra Stephenson will launch Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week 2017

Debra will launch lifeboat week on 22 July, with events continuing throughout the week until 29 July.

As an impressionist, Debra is perhaps best known for her co-starring role in BBC One’s The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson.

As an actress, Debra, from Poole, played Shell Dockley in Bad Girls, the feisty Frankie Baldwin in Coronation Street and Diane Powell in Playing the Field.

She also plays major parts in BBC Radio 4’s Dead Ringers and ITV’s Newzoids.

Debra, who owns a speedboat with her husband James, said they were looking forward to coming to Lyme Regis, and plan to make it a family day out with children Max, 14, and Zoe, 10.

Debra said: “My husband enjoys our small boat for fishing, and so far we have not had to call out the RNLI. But it’s very comforting to know the volunteer crews are there if we need them.”

Debra will launch lifeboat week at 12.30pm on 22 July on Marine Parade.

On July 28, Debra will be performing her Night of 100 Voices show as part of her current tour at the Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne.