Don’t Dress For Dinner

Don’t Dress For Dinner by Marc Camoletti, Adapted by Robin Hawdon

Wednesday 29th September to Saturday 2nd October 2010

The Arc Theatre, Trowbridge

Poster by Tim Knott

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 realising 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.

The Cast

Mark Rhodes


Bernard – Jacqueline’s husband and Suzanne’s lover

Jacqueline – Bernard’s wife and Robert’s lover

Robert – Bernard’s friend and Jacqueline’s lover

Suzette – the cook

Suzanne – Bernard’s mistress

George – Suzette’s husband

Maxson Bailey

Becky Holden

Gary Nichols

Sarah Hanks

Angela Watson

David Seaman

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