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South Holland Centre. Spalding
March 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th 2023

Don't Dress For Dinner
By Marc Camoletti Adapted by Robin Hawdon

Don't Dress For Dinner

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 realiisng 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 can't 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. 

Director - Glen Barker

Producer - David Whipps


Michael Hughes playing Bernard,

Lynn Kirk playing Jacqueline,

Andrew Rudd playing Robert,

Michelle Collins playing Suzanne,

Emma Dobbs playing Suzette and

Nick Fletcher playing George



DSM Jules Jones

SM – Arline Evenden


Lighting Control - 

Backstage Crew - Janet Staples

Costume - Janet Staples

Stage props - Arline Evenden, Janet Staples, David Whipps

Props  David Whipps

Front Of House - Nigel Hancocks and Janet Staples.

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