Ria Jones to star in ‘Habeas Corpus’ at Menier Chocolate Factory
The Alan Bennett comedy will begin performances in December.
The Habeas Corpus cast will star Kirsty Besterman as Constance Wicksteed, Jasper Britton as Arthur Wicksteed, Matthew Cottle as Canon Throbbing, Ria Jones as Mrs Swabb, Thomas Josling as Dennis Wicksteed, Caroline Langrishe as Lady Rumpers, Catherine Russell as Muriel Wicksteed and Abdul Salis as Mr Shanks.
Habeas Corpus follows Dr. Arthur Wicksteed, a general practitioner who treats his patient Felicity Rumpers in 1960s Brighton. At the same time, family, friends and sexual pleasures rule over decision making. The Habeas Corpus play is based on the legal term of the same name, which translates as “you shall have the body.”