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THE WEEKEND by Michael Palin
The Weekend – a superb comedy play – written by prolific writer/actor Michael Palin, renowned as a member of the legendary Monty Python team, and more recently in his BBC TV travel/history documentaries. Michael Palin has very kindly sent his ‘Good Wishes’ to The Sheringham Players
Written in 1994, the play was first staged at the Strand Theatre in London’s West End. The role of Stephen Febble was played by Richard Wilson – known for his role as Victor Meldrew of – One Foot in the Grave fame. Richard Wilson has kindly sent ‘Good Wishes’ for the play.
Set in Suffolk – present day. Cantankerous, world-weary and generally ‘crabby’ – this describes Stephen Febble (played by GRAHAM BLYTH). All he wants is a quiet life but, to his horror, his long-suffering wife Virginia (played by RUTH ELLIOTT) fills the house with guests for the weekend
His daughter, gormless son-in-law, precocious grand-daughter and incontinent dog arrive followed by his best friend, wife ….. and her chiropodist lover. Exasperated and irritated, Stephen responds in his normal fashion, reaching for the whisky (in large amounts) – and for the sarcasm (in even larger amounts).
Michael Palin has given lots to laugh at. It’s a play with a thread of black as well as light humour, with surprising revelations. If you want straight comedic entertainment, it’s there, but with a poignancy that gives the script much depth … UNMISSABLE !!! Brilliantly directed by GREG POPE – for The Sheringham Players 2017 Summer Production.
.. and as Stephen says – ‘murky pasts darling? What about our murky presents, eh?’ ..
Wednesday 14th June 7.30pm Buy Tickets Thursday 15th June 7.30pm Buy Tickets Friday 16th June 7.30pm Buy Tickets Saturday 17th June 2.30pm Buy Tickets Saturday 17th June 7.30pm Buy Tickets
TICKETS: £12. SHERINGHAM LITTLE THEATRE: BOX OFFICE – 01263 822347 or online.