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The Weekend

15 September 2023–23 September 2023

Company of Ten

Main Stage


World-weary Stephen Febble is definitely not looking forward to a visit from his daughter and her family. As the weekend progresses, he manages to offend and alienate everyone, from his wife to his best friend, with his deliberately argumentative ill-humour. Michael Palin’s first stage play takes a sharply observed and darkly humorous look at family relationships, friendship and failure.

First performed in 1994 with Richard Wilson as Stephen Febble, Radio 4 said the play was: ‘as dryly comic and acutely observed as Ayckbourn, as wry as Wodehouse and as acerbic as Coward.’

Ticket information

Dates and times
Friday 15–Saturday 16 September, 8:00pm
Sunday 17 September, 2:30pm
Tuesday 19–Saturday 23 September, 8:00pm

Tickets £14
Concessions £12

Running time approximately 1 hr 50 mins plus one interval

Credits & acknowledgements

Michael Palin
On the:
Main Stage
Produced by:
Company of Ten

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