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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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