I DO, I DO, I DO.
This romantic comedy is similar in style to that great classic Philadelphia Story (High Society). Set in England but very simply transposed to an American setting. Rave revies at its German world premiere and at subsequent US productions.
Diana has it all. Beautiful, intelligent, sweet natured. The sort of rare girl that all men swoon over. What’s more she is the daughter of that most reviled of species, a wealthy banker. The three men in her life are Jamie, the much envied man to whom she is officially betrothed; Tom, the attractive boyfriend of Jamie’s sister; and Geoff, the oldest friend who is to be best man. Diana’s insurmountable problem is that, during the course of the longest weekend of her life, she finds herself having promised marriage to all three! How can she decide? What matters most - familiarity, suitability, sexual passion? Can she make up her mind in time for the big society wedding arranged in a month’s time? Bewildered banker’s wife, Ann, finds herself having to act as negotiator, counselor, traffic controller, legal adviser, judge, jury, and fortune teller to an entire household of distraught people. And it isn’t discovered until the final curtain who it is that Diana chooses.
"Turbulent romances with complications...the new comedy by Robin Hawdon which provoked huge laughter at it’s world premiere...an intricate premise with a suspenseful conclusion, and in between dramatic fireworks full of surprises in both plot and dialogue." - Bonner Rundschau
"This lengthily applauded premiere is a wonderful illustration of Sacha Guitry’s moral that ‘love inspires the heart whilst stifling the brain.’...all the complexities of emotional relationship are an intriguing delight right up to the final curtain" - General Anzeiger
"The constant fracturing of relationships accelerates until matters threaten to veer out of control so fast that even the most rational member of the cast can barely retain their sanity...The strengths of the piece are the diverse cast of colourful characters, the lively and lightning fast dialogue...Produces an amorous and highly amusing ronde of love, or as the exasperated mother calls it, ‘a boogie-woogie of emotions!'" - Express Bonn
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Present Day
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: The main living room of a wealthy home on the outskirts of London.
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
JAMIE - 30, her son, individual
HOLLY - 26, his sister, ditto
DIANA - 27, his bride-to-be, stunning
GEOFF - 30, his best man, good man
TOM - 30ish, his sister’s boyfriend, ditto
- Ensemble cast
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
I Do, I Do, I Do was first presented in Bonn, Germany, at the Contra Kreis Teatr in 2011.