Faced with a family gathering, world-weary Stephen Febble 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 for the sarcasm. The climax arrives on Saturday night when his patient wife Virginia has laid on a dinner party and the chiropodist comes too. In his first stage play, Michael Palin takes a look at family values with black humour.

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Directed by Barry Parsons


Stephen Febble – Rob Fradley-Wilde
Virginia Febble – Imogen Fletcher
Duff Gardiner – Ian Shepard
Bridget Gardiner – Ros Mace
Hugh Bedales – Ian Miller
Mrs Findlay –
Diana – Rachel Miller
Alan – Stewart Thompson
Charlotte – Beth McGuire