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Don’t Dress for Dinner

24 Nov 2022 - 3 Dec 2022
Essendon Theatre Co.

Author: By Marc Camoletti, Adapted by Robin Hawdon

Director: George Benca

Genre: Comedy

Agent: Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French LTD


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.


Start Date: 24 Nov 2022

End Date: 3 Dec 2022

Performance Times:

2:00pm on:

  • Sun 27th Nov 2022

8:00pm on:

  • Thu 24th Nov 2022
  • Fri 25th Nov 2022
  • Sat 26th Nov 2022
  • Thu 1st Dec 2022
  • Fri 2nd Dec 2022
  • Sat 3rd Dec 2022


Characters Summary:

There are roles for 3 men and 3 women:

Audition Dates:

2:00pm on:

  • Sat 27th Aug 2022

7:00pm on:

  • Tue 23rd Aug 2022
  • Thu 25th Aug 2022

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