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10 November 2023–18 November 2023

Company of Ten

Main Stage


This charming romantic comedy about the tangled love lives of the staff of Hammerschmidt’s Parfumerie is set just before Christmas in 1930s Budapest.

George Horvath is fired when he is wrongly suspected of having an affair, causing him to miss his first rendezvous with the woman he loves, but with whom he has only exchanged letters.

Deception, misunderstanding and mistaken identity threaten to disrupt the lives of the owner and his employees, until all is happily and unexpectedly resolved.

The play, which has had only one other UK production, may have a familiar ring as the story inspired the 1940 film The Shop Around the Corner and the 1998 film You’ve Got Mail.

This adaptation by the nephew of the original playwright, Miklos Laszlo, will leave audiences with a warm glow as the perfect prelude to the festive season.

Ticket information

Dates and times
Friday 10–Saturday 11 November, 8pm
Sunday 12 November, 2:30pm
Tuesday 14–Saturday 18 November, 8pm

Tickets £14
Concessions £12

Credits & acknowledgements

E. P. Dowdall from the original play by Miklos Laszlo
On the:
Main Stage
Produced by:
Company of Ten

This amateur production of “Parfumerie” is presented by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (

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