Alan Bennett’s hilarious Habeas Corpus revived at the Menier this Winter
Patrick Marber (Travesties) directs a fabulous new revival of Alan Bennett‘s filthy farce, Habeas Corpus, playing a strictly limited 3-month season at the Menier Chocolate Factory this Winter.
Alan Bennett’s Habeas Corpus is a down and dirty satricial rollercoaster that follows the members of the Wicksteed household. This comedic farce focuses on values of family, friends and hedonistic pursuits. A jumble of mistaken identities and carnal encounters come together to make this filthy farce.
Habeas Corpus is until 27 February 2022 at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London.
What is Habeas Corpus about?
The antics of the Wicksteed home are a darkly satirical merry-go-round in Alan Bennett’s Habeas Corpus. Family, friends and the quest for sexual pleasures of the body (“corpus”) are the ruling passions in this farcical comedy of ill-manners. Through an escapade of mistaken identities and carnal encounters, one motto holds fast: “He whose lust lasts, lasts longest.”
Who is in the cast of Habeas Corpus?
The cast features Katie Bernstein (The Man in the White Suit, Wyndham’s Theatre), Kirsty Besterman (Macbeth, National Theatre), Jasper Britton (Witness for the Prosecution, County Hall), Matthew Cottle (Prince Edward inThe Windsors), Ria Jones (Sunset Boulevard, West End), Thomas Josling (Sunday in the Park with George, The Other Palace), Caroline Langrishe (Hay Fever, CFT), Kelvin O’Mard (Reggae Britannia, Royal Court), Catherine Russell (Mamma Mia!, West End), Abdul Salis (Present Laughter, Old Vic) and Dan Starkey (The Night Before Christmas, Southwark Playhouse)
Written by Alan Bennett whose stage works include The History Boys, The Habit of Art, The Lady in the Van, Talking Heads, The Madness of George III, Kafka’s Dick, Enjoy, and The Old Country, Habeas Corpus is directed by Patrick Marber
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Please arrive to the theatre in good time as latecomers cannot be admitted until the interval.
Please note, there is no re-admission should you leave the auditorium during the performance.
Venue InformationMenier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU
Nearest Tube or Train: London Bridge (Northern line, Jubilee line)
Nearest Buses: 17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 343, 381, 521