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The show below is due to open after that date so (on current information) it is likely to go ahead as scheduled.



Habeas Corpus


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.
Habeas Corpus at Menier Chocolate Factory

Image: Menier Chocolate Factory


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Menier Chocolate Factory
Starts: Thu 14 May 2020
Closes: Sat 4 July 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


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."


Background


Multi-award-winning playwright Alan Bennett is also a screenwriter, actor and author.


His other works for the stage include The History Boys, The Habit of Art, The Lady in the Van, Talking Heads, The Madness of George III, Kafka's Dick, Enjoy, The Old County and A Cuckoo in the Nest.


As a director, Patrick Marber's work includes Travesties (Menier Chocolate Factory, Apollo Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company's American Airlines Theatre) & Leopoldstadt (Wyndham's Theatre).


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Theatre


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Postal address:
53 Southwark Street
London SE1 1RU

Box office tel: 020 7378 1713

Box office email: -

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 14 May 2020

Press night:Thursday 21 May 2020

Closes:Saturday 4 July 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm

(Additional Monday performances on 18th May.)


Matinee:

Saturday - 3-30pm

Sunday - 3-30pm

(No matinee performance on 16th, 17th & 24th May)h)


Tickets


Previews:
£37.50 - £42.50

Standard:
£40.00 - £47.50

Concessions:
£37.50

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Cast


Kirsty Besterman

Jasper Britton

Matthew Cottle

Jonathan Cullen

Catherine Russell

Abdul Salis


Further cast details to be announced


Creatives


Author: Alan Bennett
Composer: Adam Cork
Director: Patrick Marber
Designer: Richard Hudson
Lighting: Neil Austin
Sound: Adam Cork

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