Habeus Corpus

Venue : Woodrush High School

Date : November 1989

Genre : Comedy

Director

Angela Smith

Assistant Director

Cast

Dave Wilkins

Arthur Wicksteed

Estelle Shutkever

Muriel Wicksteed

Benjamin Smith

Dennis Wicksteed

Mary Mellor

Constance Wicksteed

Val Archer

Val Archer

Mrs Swabb

Jack Parramore

Cannon Throbbing

Beryl Linforth

Lady Rumpers

Denise Williams

Felicity Rumpers

Roger Warren

Mr Shanks

John Parkes

Sir Percy Shorter

Bob Bothwell

Mr Purdue

Crew

Mike Beamish

Stage Manager

Jane Ford

Assistant Stage Manager

Marilyn Westwood

Assistant Stage Manager

Crew

Mike Beamish

Stage Manager

Jane Ford

Assistant Stage Manager

Marilyn Westwood

Assistant Stage Manager

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Reviews

Review

Playwright Alan Bennett's Cynical observations about life - particularly sex-hit a peak in laughter making as his "Wickstead family" and friends bare their souls in profound detail.

Performers face rich pickings in portraying a host of heady characters, including a lecherous doctor and his hypochondriac son,a relative obsessed with developing a bust, a Peeping Tom vicar and a pregnant teenager.

It is to the advantage of the audience's funny bone that all the cast seize their opportunities with relish.

Val Archer creates an artful cleaner who sets the scenes. The play ends tonight.

Peter Swingler, Birmingham Evening Mail, 11 November 1989