Don't Dress for Dinner
by Marc Camoletti
19th - 26th June 1999
~ Directed by Eric Chorley ~

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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.

Cast
Christine McKinven Jacqueline
Keith ThompsonBernard
Russell VincentRobert
Linda VincentSuzette
Loretta FreemanSuzanne
Crew
Katie NewtonStage Manager
Heather FowlerProduction Secretary
John Gallup & Clive MatelyLighting
Alyson Vince & Jean WalkerProps
Shelagh MaughanWardrobe
Steve BeestonSound
Carol MongeglioPrompt
Peter Stubbs & Members Of The CompanySetbuilding

Photos by Steve Beeston Photography
Review by Ann Neuff