DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER 14 - 28 November 2015


A sophisticated, rollicking, frolicking, farce!  

 Special THEME NIGHT prices and prizes. Bubbles and fun!  See BOOKINGS page.


 Photos for our Theme Nights Publicity only.  


Directed by Elena Stejko    



Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his mistress,  whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away at her mothers. 

He has arranged for a cook and has invited his best friend, Robert, to provide the alibi.  

It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong?

An evening of entertainment - action-packed, comedy as
Bernard and Robert improvise like crazy, at breakneck speed! 




Bernard -  ALBIE SMITH

Jacqueline - DONNA FRANKS


Suzette -  PIP BLOCK 


George - IAN BIRCH



Director    Elena Stejko

Production Manager    Sherry Ede

Stage Manager Manager    Michelle Smith

Set Design    Elena Stejko/Phil Davis

Set Build     Ian Birch and Company Team

Lighting Design & Operation       Stephen Hood

Lighting Support         Kath Hair

Properties     Fred and Doreen Gould

Prompt       Michelle Smith

Wardrobe Team     Cathie Sandy/ Barbara Farron 

Set Painting         Caroline Parker/Tony Sandy

Front of House Manager      Lesley Hawkey 

Bar Manager      Alastair Fletcher

FOH Manager       Lesley Hawkey

Bookings      Kath Hair

Facebook      Kate Birch

Poster Design       Sacha Stejko

Publicity           Company Team


Set Dressing      a big "Thank you!" to Kate from Places and Graces, Devonport


About the Director -  Elena Stejko

Elena Stejko is Russian born actor and theatre director. She graduated from Kiev University of Culture in 1991 and has worked in the theatre and film industry in Russia, Brazil and New Zealand for more than 24 years.

An experienced casting director in NZ film and television for local and overseas production houses, she has also been a director’s assistant, acting coach, and co-writer of feature films.

She was nominated for ‘Best Actress’ at the NZ Film and Television Awards 2010 and the Maverick American Film Festival in 2011 for her role in “Russian Snark” by Stephen Sinclair. She received a “Best Actress” award in Roger Hall’s play “Shortcut To Happiness” (Dunedin, Fortune Theatre 2011); a Best Actor and Chapman Trip Award in 2012 for her role in "Shortcut To Happiness'  (Wellington, Circa Theatre 2012). 

Elena runs an acting studio in Auckland and Devonport for children and adults, based on the Stanislavsky and Chekhov techniques. More information see 





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