Habeas Corpus 2018


Moya Holmes

June 2018


Alan Bennett's hilarious comedy of bust enhancement

Habeas Corpus ~ “you may have the body”.
And that’s what the cast spend all their time trying to do!
When flat-chested Connie goes in for bust enhancement and the wayward passions of the other over-the-top characters start to run riot, you’re in for a satirical and gorgeously vulgar merry-go-round.
A fast moving pastiche of comic styles – from Noel Coward to a cheeky sea-side postcard - with a good dash of parody Mills & Boon thrown in. Alan Bennett gets his trademark ear for dialogue into hyperactive form in this play – don’t expect naturalism!