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July 2024 Production – FULLY CAST 13/4/24

Don’t Dress for Dinner

Written by Marc Camoletti & Robin Hawdon
Directed by Ashleigh Haynes


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.


(3m, 3f) Age range 40’s – indicative only

• Bernard – married to Jacqueline
• Robert – Jacqueline’s lover
• George – Suzette’s husband
• Jacqueline – Bernard’s wife
• Suzanne – Bernard’s mistress
• Suzette – the cook

Play Reading and Audition dates

Wednesday 27th March 2024 and Wednesday 3rd April 2024 respectively.

A membership fee of $35 per annum is required if successfully cast.


The first rehearsal will be held on Tuesday 30 April 2024, 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Each rehearsal thereafter will be Thursday and Tuesday from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

Schedule & Performance Dates

Bump-in Saturday 6th July

Technical Rehearsal Monday 8th July

Dress Rehearsal Tuesday 9th July

Friday 12 July 7.30pm (Opening Night)
Saturday 13 July, 3pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 14 July, 11am & 3pm
Friday 19 July, 7.30pm
Saturday 20 July, 1pm & 5pm

Bump out will be Sunday 21 July


Contact Details for Ashleigh Haynes, Director:
0403 999 400

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