Don’t Dress for Dinner
A comedy by Marc Camoletti
Adapted by Robin Hawdon
After their successful productions of ‘Humble Boy‘ and ‘God of Carnage’ Platform 8 return to the Mission Theatre with this boulevard comedy.
Don’t Dress for Dinner is a frenetic case of mistaken identity with more twists than a corkscrew. When Jacqueline decides to visit her mother for a few days, her husband Bernard sees an opportunity for a cosy weekend with his new mistress. His bachelor pal Robert calls to announce his return from Hong Kong, so Bernard invites him along as his alibi, also hiring a Cordon Bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights. But when Jacqueline realizes Robert is coming for a visit everything changes, and the high speed farce begins! One impossible situation leads to another as the hapless friend Robert finds himself the target of both amorous attention and wrathful vengeance, while Bernard tries desperately to salvage a scrap of illicit bliss from the wreckage of the weekend. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.
“Hurtling along at the speed of light, this breathtaking comedy is a near faultless piece of theatrical invention. Within seconds we are drawn into a marital web of treachery which accelerates with classic symmetry to an all-star denouement”
16th – 19th November 2016 7.30pm
Tickets £12 (£10 cons)
Platform 8 Box Office – 01225 426039
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