Current Season
The Weekend
by Michael Palin
19th - 24th February 2007

Stephen Febble and Duff Gardner

Stephen Febble, Virginia Febble and Mrs Finlay

Virginia Febble

Bridget Gardner and Hugh Bedales

Cast

Stephen FebbleSTEPHEN BROWNVirginia FebbleBRENDA BELL
DianaYVONNE TEMPLETONAlanBRAD MOXON
CharlotteVICKIE BANDYDuff GardnerPETER BERRY
Bridget GardnerJULIE JOHNSTONHugh BedalesALLAN HOLLINGS
Mrs. FinlayPATRICIA CLOUGHDirectorPHIL HOLBROUGH

Synopsis

Faced with a family gathering, the world-weary Stephen does his best to be difficult. When his daughter, her dreary husband Alan, their precocious child and not least the dog come to stay for the weekend it's enough to make him reach for the whisky, and sarcasm.

Reviews

Telegraph and Argus - Sue Butterfield

"Stephen, (played by Stephen Brown) is a Victor Meldrew, complaining loud and long and claiming no-one tells him anything ....."

"His long suffering wife, Virginia (Brenda Bell) is attractive, classy and delighted to have a diversion from her husband who grumbles constantly into a large Scotch ....."

"And we all know an Alan, played to boring perfection by Brad Moxon. He knows the number of every road and intersection on the route to your home - although even he has hidden depths."

"The nine strong cast all put in praiseworthy performances. There were laugh out loud moments but not enough for a comedy. I expected more from the pen of Michael Palin."


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