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Habeas Corpus


Alan Bennett

Directed by Jeremy Cleverley

14th - 17th October 1987
In this satirical merry-go-round we meet the Wicksteed family and its friends and aquaintances, for whom the determination to put sex and the satisfactions of the body (or corpus) before everything else is the ruling passion of their lives. The permissive society is taken to task in a farcical comedy in which the characters, sterotypes as their names suggest, move - and indeed dance - in and out through a maze of mistaken identities and sexual encounters. As Wicksteed says, at the close, "he whose lust lasts, lasts longest." 
Dr. Arthur Wicksteed David Reynolds
Muriel Wicksteed Olive Bradbury
Mrs. Swab Sheila Hine
Constance Wicksteed June Janes
Felicity Rumpers Diana Lomas
Lady Rumbers Clair McGlashan
Mr. Purdue John Foreman
Canon Throbbing Peter de la Wyche
Mr. Shanks Graham Boswell
Dennis Wicksteed Clive Williams
Sir Percy Shorter Eric Smith
Stage Manager Ronnie Watkinson
ASM Eileen Volp
Lighting Martin Theobald
Sound David Melliar-Smith
Wardrobe Wilmslow Green Room
Properties Adele Taylor
House Manager Al Fowkes
Grateful thanks to J. Sainbury's for the use of a shopping trolley