Habeas Corpus

October 2017

The production took place at Blackfriars Theatre Boston from Wednesday 18 October to Saturday 21 October inclusive. It was directed by Jo Warrick.


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. It originally starred Alec Guinness, Phyllida Law and Andrew Sachs. 

Cast: 
Arthur Wicksteed, a General Practitioner - Jon Molson
Muriel Wicksteed, his wife - Sheila Millington
Dennis Wicksteed, their son - Sam Simpson 
Constance Wicksteed, the doctor's sister - Rachel Rowett
Mrs Swabb, a cleaning lady - Glyn Ruskin
Canon Throbbing, a celibate - Kei Bailey
Lady Rumpers, a white settler - Lizzie Fenton
Felicity Rumpers, her daughter - Helen Graves
Mr Shanks, a sales representative - Daniel Poulson
Sir Percy Shorter, a leading light in the medical profession - Trevor Fenton
Mr Purdue, a sick man - Murray Webb

Crew: 
Director - Jo Warrick
Stage Manager - Megan Rodgers
Set Design - Julian Warrick 
Set Construction - Paul Gibson, John Tilson and members of Playgoers
Lighting - Paul Gibson
Sound Design - Melissa Poulson
Sound - Paul Gibson
Photography - Neil Watson
Programme - Lucy Taylor
Props/Costume - Jo Warrick & Lucy Taylor
Raffle - Marilyn Cobb

The production supported Coppafeel and raised £375 for the charity with programme sales and the raffle proceeds.

Thanks to: the Horncastle Theatre Company for their help with backing tracks, volunteers at Blackfriars Arts Centre, Trevor Howsam Ltd and West End Furnishings.