Friday, December 2

Tag: Scott Stroman

The Weekend – Bloomsbury Theatre
London

The Weekend – Bloomsbury Theatre

“I’m at the theatre. There is an inflatable dinosaur” “Are you ok? Do you know what month it is? Or the current monarch?” Thus, the WhatsApp exchange between myself and a friend kicked off my Sunday night. The stage is set, a picture of modern suburbia with five – yes five – sofas planted for cast and chorus to observe and be observed from. Incongruous and never really explained is the rampaging inflatable dinosaur, who I was sad to note did not make another appearance further down the line. Highbury Opera Theatre present The Weekend – an operatic adaptation of Michael Palin’s 1994 play which charts the eventful Saturday of Stephen Feeble. Torn from his morning newspaper by the unwelcome news that his daughter will be visiting with her trying husband, uncommunicative teenage daug...