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Habeas Corpus

Menier Chocolate Factory, London
Habeas Corpus Menier Chocolate Factory
Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Patrick Marber directs a revival of Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The comedy made its West End debut in 1973, with Alec Guinness playing the role of general practitioner Arthur Wicksteed. 

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.”

The title of the play is based on the old legal term "habeas corpus",  translating from Latin as "you shall have the body". 

Alan Bennett
Patrick Marber
Songs by:
Adam Cork
Neil Austin
Adam Cork
Richard Hudson
Richard Hudson
Cast list:
Kirsty Besterman, Jasper Britton, Matthew Cottle, Jonathan Cullen, Catherine Russell, Abdul Salis

Menier Chocolate Factory Venue Information

Menier Chocolate Factory, 51 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU
Nearest tube:
London Bridge

Customer reviews

Our Review of Habeas Corpus Menier Chocolate Factory

This is one of the funniest comedies on the West End at the moment with some superb acting. It is very difficult to pick out the best performers as all played their part so well. Read more

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Alan Bennett’s Habeas Corpus to be revived at Menier Chocolate Factory
Friday, 17 January, 2020, 11:07
Currently directing the world premiere of Leopoldstadt at the Wyndham’s Theatre, Patrick Marber will direct a revival of Habeas Corpus. The 1970s comedy will be revived at the Menier Chocolate Factory, with performances from May 2020. Habeas Corpus at the Menier In a tweet by Baz Bamigboye, Habeas Corpus will be revived at the Menier Chocolate Factory with performances from 15th May, ahead of an official opening night on 21st May and a final performance on...
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