Synopsis

Don't Dress For Dinner - UK EDITION

Don't Dress For Dinner - UK EDITION $12.99

Marc Camoletti adapt Robin Hawdon

Published by Samuel French

3 Male 3 Female

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away

He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi

It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong?

Well.... suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited

Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend

Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook

Suppose everyone's alibi gets confused with everyone else's

An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed

This boulevard comedy was a smash hit in Paris, where it played for over two years, and in London, where it ran for six years at the Apollo and Duchess Theatres

It has since played in theatres all over the USA and the English speaking world

It was revived in Chicago and on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre in 2012 and the production was nominated for two Tony awards

REVIEWS

"Hurtling along at the speed of light, [this] breathtaking farce is a near faultless piece of theatrical invention" ~ Guardian

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