Habeus Corpus
by Alan Bennett
June 1986
~ Directed by Ray Newton ~

Mismanaged lust - mistaken identity - dropped trousers...'Habeas Corpus' has all the ingredients of a classic farce, spiced with the warmth and humanity of Alan Bennett's razor-sharp wit.

The antics at the Wicksteed home are a satirical merry-go-round. Family, friends and the sexual satisfaction of the "corpus" (body) are the ruling passions in this farcical comedy of ill-manners. Through a dance of mistaken identities and carnal encounters, one motto holds fast: "He whose lust lasts, lasts longest."

Keith ThompsonDr. Arthur Wicksteed
Maggie SmithMuriel Wicksteed
Ian MillerDennis Wicksteed
Maggie NixConstance Wicksteed
Barry LeeCanon Throbbiing
Pat LeeMrs Swabb
Tony MasonSir Percy Shorter
Mike NewboldMr Shanks
Polly BishopLady Rumpers
Jane StampFelicity Rumpers
John AdamsMr Purdue