Don’t Dress For Dinner

One of Samuel French's 'most produced' publications. 

The phenomenally successful comedy (based loosely on an original play by the French author Marc Camoletti) which ran for six years in London’s West End in the 1990’s and has since played constantly throughout the English speaking world, in particular the USA where it has received several hundred productions, professional and amateur. A major new production opened at Chicago’s Royal George Theatre in November 2008, and transfered to Broadway in 2012 where it was nominated for two Tony Awards and two Outer Critic's Circle Awards.


  • JACQUELINE (His Wife)
  • ROBERT (His friend)
  • SUZANNE (His Mistress)
  • SUZETTE (The Cook)
  • GEORGE (Her Husband)


T he main living room of a country house some distance from Paris. The place is an old farm building converted with style and taste. Upstairs is the front door. Stage left is a door off to the kitchen and dining room. Stage right is a winding staircase to the upper floor, only the bottom few stairs of which can be seen. Downstage left, and right are doors to two spare bedrooms. There is a drinks bar, a low sofa, easy chairs, a mirror, and a telephone. Old stone and timber abound. The whole has an atmosphere of affluent rural charm.