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Michael Palin's The Weekend, 14th-16th April 2005

Michael Palin’s The Weekend was our spring production and extremely successful. Congratulations to Steve Humphrey for his excellent directing. We all thoroughly enjoyed it, on both sides of the footlights! Audience attendances were extremely good on all three nights. Victor Campkin’s character meant he was on stage for the whole production, almost two hours and with very lengthy dialogue. His achievement was rewarded by being presented by the Bursledon Players’ highest accolade, the BAFTA.

Cast List

Stephen Febble Victor Campkin
Virginia Febble Rosemarie Parker
Diana Kathy MacDonald
Alan Dave Bunyan
Charlotte Caitlyn Roberts
Duff Gardner Simon Goodison
Bridget Gardner Julie Bowring
Hugh Bedales Mike Vaughan
Mrs Finlay Cicely Steward Campkin


The action takes place at the middle-class home of Virginia and Stephen Febble. It’s a normal sort of weekend really. Virginia entertains as she likes to, the family descend, they deal with the dogs, Stephen’s imagination runs riot. Yes, a normal sort of weekend for the Febbles. But where will it all lead?

Production Team

Producer Steve Humphreys
Production Assistant Gill James
Prompt Cicely Steward Campkin
Lighting Daniel Humphreys
Property Manager Jean Bowden
Set Building George O’Connor & the Players
Box Office Mel Smith and Julia Piper
Catering Brenda Jolly
Bar The Vine


Pictures of the cast

Pictures from the play

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