ⓒ Stefan Kock


21 April – 18 June 2022

Approximately 2 hours, 1 intermission

DON’T MISUNDERSTAND ME opened in May of 1984 at the Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead. From the very beginning, the play has been extremely popular with audiences and critics. After a tour of Sweden in 1985 and the U.K. in 1986, the play has gone on to successful runs in theaters across the U.K. and abroad. This light and frothy comedy concern a middle-aged family man, Charles, who has had a brief affair in New York with an American girl. Back in England now, he believes he covered his tracks by not giving her his English address or phone number. But she manages to track him down and appears one evening on his doorstep! Keeping her true identity from his wife, Margery, throws Charles and his brother, who aids in the deception, into a series of hilarious complications which are compounded by the arrival of the brother’s wife. And to confuse matters even further, it soon becomes clear that Margery herself is keeping a romantic secret.


MARGERY | Jan Hirst 

CHARLES | James Walmsley 

ROBERT | Stephen Chance 

JAYNIE | Ola Forman 

JANE | Holly Smith 


Direction: Clifford Dean 

Set Design: Mathias Wardeck 

Costume Design: Carmen Salomon 

Sound Supervision: Paul Glaser 

Lighting & Sound Technician: Heiko Böttner 

Stage Management and Props: Rebecca Delmas 

Set Design Assistance: René Ahnert 

Hairstyling: Birgit Wolf 


DIE AUSWÄRTIGE PRESSE, 4 MAY 2022 “This hilarious play is a present for all spectators who appreciate the inborn British sense of humour.”

GANZ-HAMBURG.DE, 22 APRIL 2022 “Eine amüsante, lockere Boulevard-Komödie, deren haarsträubende Verwicklungen man als Zuschauer mit Genuss verfolgt – dies nicht zuletzt dank der exzellenten, mit sichtlicher Spielfreude agierenden Darsteller.”