We were pleased to welcome back one of MFT’s longest serving directors, Bruce Cochrane, for this sequel to our 2005 Boeing Boeing by famous playwright, Marc Camoletti. This was an MFT first in bringing this relatively unknown production to life in French. But for the amazing Jo Rittey who played Jacqueline, the entire cast was French with Mehdi Khallouk as Bernard, Denans as Robert, Catherine Jackson-Grose as Brigitte 1, Angélique Montané as Brigitte 2 and the laconic Marc Buret as Bertrand.
Don’t dress for dinner
[Pyjama pour six]
by Marc Camoletti
Director Bruce Cochrane
Producer Michael Bula
A smash hit in Paris and then later London’s longest running comedy ever as DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER from the playwright of MFT’s 2005 success BOEING BOEING – same characters tickle our funny bones . Set in a stylishly converted French farm building, Bernard hopes to entertain his chic girlfriend while his wife Jacqueline visits her mother. He has hired a cook for the evening and even invited along his best friend, Robert, as a suitable alibi. Perfect planning, or so he thinks … with all the hallmarks of classic French farce: sophisticated revolving door comedy, misunderstandings and mistaken identities … a must for anyone looking for a very French evening out.
Reviews & compliments
Tonight my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed pyjamas pour six. Keep up the excellent work of the Melbourne French Theatre. Please pass on to Catherine Jackson-Grose that we loved her performance (our children Genevieve & Andrea were at Camberwell Primary School, same class as Richard – she will remember)
Anne Cherny 09/05/2012
Beaucoup de mes élèves sont devenus des habitués du théâtre Ils aiment ce que vous faites, alors bravo a vous! J’ai hâte de voir cette nouvelle pièce, a bientôt
Nathalie Foos, French Jounrey 27/04/2012
photographed by Richard Markowski – Professional Photographer