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Don’t Dress for Dinner at Frinton Summer Theatre

Frinton Summer Theatre’s McGrigor Hall season concludes for 2023 with the hilarious comedy, Don’t Dress for Dinner from 15th to 19th August.

Don’t Dress for Dinner is the sequel to a memorable Frinton Summer Theatre favourite, Boeing Boeing, which thrilled audiences in 2018. This year, Marc Camoletti’s comedy masterpiece continues the chaotic tale of the promiscuous Bernard and his extra-marital adventures in Don’t Dress for Dinner, a huge hit when it first opened in London and ran for six years.

Set several years on from Boeing Boeing, Don’t Dress for Dinner catches up with the hapless philanderer Bernard, and he’s up to his old tricks. Having arranged for his wife Jacqueline to visit her mother for the weekend in order to import his mistress to their country cottage, for cover, he has invited his oldest friend Robert for dinner. Little does he know that Jacqueline has learnt from her husband’s behaviour and has become Robert’s lover.

Once Jacqueline discovers that Robert is coming too, she cancels her visit to her mother and decides to stay, setting off a string of comic mistakes, mishaps and machinations on an increasingly funny and frenetic scale.

Don’t Dress for Dinner is a fine example of a door-slamming farce at a furious pace, perfect for providing an incredibly joyful and fun-filled end to Frinton Summer Theatre’s season in the McGrigor Hall.

Frinton Summer Theatre’s artistic director, Clive Brill, said: “Don’t Dress for Dinner provides the perfect finale to the Frinton Summer Theatre season at McGrigor Hall. Long-time fans of Frinton Summer Theatre will remember the hilarious success of Boeing Boeing and, for me, Don’t Dress for Dinner goes to another level. 

“Marc Camoletti’s writing is superb and the Frinton Summer Theatre production promises to bring a fresh and frantic interpretation of this comedy classic that is sure to be a winner with the McGrigor Hall audiences.”

All evening performances are at 7:30pm, with matinee performances at 2:30pm, and ticket prices range from £20 to £25 for evening shows and from £18 to £23 for matinees, with a 10% discount if you book every show in the McGrigor Hall season.

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