The Weekend

The Weekend

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An original comic opera based on Sir Michael Palin’s popular stage play

Overview

From Highbury Opera Theatre, the innovative company behind Fever Pitch: The Opera (‘A zinger of a production’ – Artibravi) comes The Weekend.

World-weary retiree Stephen Febble wants nothing more than a quiet weekend at home. What he gets instead is a surprise visit from his needy daughter, her problematic husband, their excitable daughter, and a rampaging family dog. When Stephen’s long-suffering wife reminds him that it is their turn to host the village cocktail party, all of the ingredients are in place for a rollicking, sometimes dark-humoured ride through British family life, laced with Michael Palin's unique wit.

The Weekend is propelled by a jazz-inflected score from Scott Stroman and sharp-witted libretto from Tamsin Collison, the creative team behind Fever Pitch: The Opera. Created in 2020 when laughs were scarce, The Weekend is an ideal tonic for our times.

Critic reviews

New opera finds humour and pathos in an adaptation of Michael Palin's satire

· Broadway World

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Date & time

Show ended
Sat 25 Sep - Mon 27 Sep, 2021
4pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 1 hr 20 mins

Venue

15 Gordon Street WC1H 0AH London, UK · Get Directions

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