RICHARD WILSON

Play: The Weekend: Strand Theatre, London, 1994

One Foot in The Grave actor Richard Wilson starred in the comedy play The Weekend written by Michael Palin that I saw in the West End of London in 1994.   Husband Stephen (Wilson) and wife Virginia (Angela Thorne) suffer the perils of a weekend visit from the couple’s daughter and family.  Chaotic comedy ensued including problems with a flatulent dog and Wilson got big laughs from getting into awkward situations.  However ultimately, I thought that the character was too close to Victor Meldrew from his extremely successful television comedy series.

 

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