25th – 29th April 2017
Written by Michael Palin
Directed by Chris Sheard
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 their incontinent dog come to stay for the weekend, it’s enough to make him reach for the whisky, and the sarcasm.
The climax arrives on Saturday night when his patient wife Virginia has organised a dinner party for not only the family, but neighbour Duff & his wife Bridget who also invites her ‘Society Chiropodist’, the smooth-talking Hugh Bedales.
Described as “comedy with teeth”, Michael Palin has given much to laugh at but it’s also a play with an element of black humour as well as surprising revelations of emotion. It provides straight comedic entertainment but also has a poignancy that gives the script some depth.
Tues – £6.00
Wed to Sat – £8.00
Concessions – Wed/Thurs £7.00
Tickets from Congleton Information Centre. Tel. 01260 271095