Don't Dress for Dinner
Nominated for Best Comedy
2012 / 2013 ATG "Curtain Call" Awards
In a stylish converted French farmhouse, Bernard is hoping to entertain his chic, Parisian mistress, Suzy, for the weekend. He has arranged to send his wife, Jacqueline, off to her mother and has even invited along his best friend, Robert as a suitable alibi. It's foolproof. What could possibly go wrong?
Well supposing Robert turns up without knowing the real reason why he's been invited? What if Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers? Or how about the cordon bleu cook that Bernard has hired to provide gourmet delights, being mistaken for the mistress and the mistress who can't cook? Mix these ingredients and you have the perfect recipe for an evening of hilarious confusion as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.
Don't Dress for Dinner was a smash-hit in Paris under its original title Pyjamas pour Six, where it ran for over two years. Robin Hawdon's English adaptation played to critical acclaim in London in 1991.
'Hurtling along at the speed of light, Marc Camoletti's breathtaking farce is a near faultless piece of theatrical invention. Within seconds we are drawn into a delicious web of marital treachery which accelerates with classic symmetry for an all-star denouement.' The Guardian
'... a nifty comedy farce about double adultery and gourmet cooking ... I can't think of a better way of forgetting the recession.' Sunday Times
Written By : Marc Camoletti
Adapted by : Robin Hawdon
Directed by : John Graham