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Don’t Dress for Dinner


Don’t Dress for Dinner

by Marc Camoletti

Directed by Stephen Acton

presented by Gorey Little Theatre

A hilarious comedy for the entire family.

Every Tuesday and Thursday for the month of August at 8pm in Gorey Little Theatre

Tickets €13

The Cast is as follows:

Bernard-Stephen Rooney, Robert-Daniel Codd, Jacqueline - Fauve Byrne, Suzanne- Ciara Spellman, Suzette- Mandy Sheil, George- John Redmond

Synopsis: 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.

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. It has since played in theatres all over the USA and the English speaking world and was revived in Chicago and on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre in 2012. This production was nominated for two Tony awards.

Earlier Event: July 2
Blithe Spirit
Later Event: September 28
The Man in The Woman’s Shoes