The Weekend is a new jazz-infused comedy opera, drawn from the play by Michael Palin and written by Scott Stroman
with words by Tamsin Collison. It turns on Stephen, a disaffected retiree whose calm weekend is invaded by his daughter's boisterous family (complete with dog),
disrupted by revelations about his best friend, and self-sabotaged at an unwanted cocktail party featuring a surprise visitor. Loyal wife Ginny manages
valiantly until things come to a head....