Please note that due to Covid we will not be opening on the 7th of January. Please check back to see when we will be permitted to open.

Don't Dress for Dinner


 The curtain is going up on our main stage in January 2022! CentreStage Theatre is reopening with the farcical comedy that we had to close down mid-run last year. Don’t Dress For Dinner by Robin Hawdon is a rocket-fast piece of comedy that keeps us all laughing and happy, and shelters us, for a while, from whatever seriousness we had on our minds when we arrived.

In his charming, converted farmhouse in rural France, Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress while his wife, Jacqueline, is away at her mother’s. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare a gourmet dinner, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along 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, are 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 hilarity ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed in this side-splitting web of mistaken identities.

With Ross Chapman as Bernard, Mike Butler as Robert, Linda Levy Fisk as Jacqueline, Jane Kerr as Suzette the cook, Tracy Churchill as Suzanne the mistress, and Alan Tupper as George. Directed by Junie Hutchinson with Karen Court, Dolores Gaudet and Vince Fredericks as crew and tech.