by Michael Palin, directed by Bernard West
25-27 November 1999
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.
Events come to a head on Saturday night when his 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.