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Play Reading: 'The Weekend' by Michael Palin

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 18:30
online via Zoom

We invite you to our October play reading which will be held online, hosted by Graham Goodwin.

Tuesday October 26, 2021 at 18:30 on Zoom: 'The Weekend' by Michael Palin

In his first stage play, 'The Weekend', Michael Palin of Monty Python fame takes a look at family values with black humour.

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.

Cast: 5f, 4m

How to attend the reading:
- Download the play from the ‘Members’ section of the Upstage website or request the pdf via email to
- You'll find the link to the Zoom Meeting on the first page of the downloaded pdf - on clicking the link you may be prompted to confirm the downloading of Zoom
- The Zoom meeting will be started at 18:15 to allow attendees time to join by 18:30

Looking forward to see you again!

The Upstage Committee