Habeas Corpus- Chester Theatre Club! Starts this Sat July 4th.

Oh We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside!
Chester Theatre Club are inviting theatregoers  on a trip to the seaside as they present a fast paced and colourful comedy which will bring their current season to a close.

“Habeas Corpus” by Alan Bennett, directed for Chester Theatre Club by Mark Newman is set in Brighton’s well-to-do district of Hove takes and a wry look at the sexual revolution of the 1960s and its effects on the Wicskteed family, the seemingly respectable but sex obsessed GP Dr Arthur Wicksteed, his sexually frustrated wife Muriel and their hypochondriac Son, Dennis plus a whole host of other stereotypical, larger than life characters including the lecherous and appropriately named Vicar, Canon Throbbing, the Wicksteed’s charlady Mrs Swabb and travelling salesman Mr Shanks. Unwanted amourous advances, mix ups and mistaken identities make for a wonderfully riotous romp, in the finest tradition of British comedy.The play’s Director, Mark Newman said “It’s been a great play to work on, the cast and crew have had a ball in rehearsals and we hope the audiences will have as much fun watching it as we have had putting it together. We have a wonderfully talented cast and the set builders and painters have done a fantastic job in creating a vibrant and colourful set, it feels like your actually in one of  Donald McGill’s famous Seaside postcards”.

With its nod to the much loved comedy of the Carry On films in their heyday and the famous british”nudge nudge wink wink” sense of humour, “Habeas Corpus” is a celebration of Alan Bennett’s wonderful writing as he takes to task the attitudes towards sex and the permissive society of 1960s Britain with full comedic effect.

The play runs in the Auditorium at Chester Little Theatre in Gloucester Street, Newtown, Chester from Saturday 4th – Saturday 11th July. Tickets are £8.50 with £7.00 concessions available for the perfomances on the first Saturday and Monday and Tuesday evenings and can be booked on 0333 663366(booking fee applies) or online at www.chestertheatreclub.co.uk where full details of Habeas Corpus and all upcoming shows and events at the theatre can be found.

press release: Paul Crofts

Attachment: Photo1 (HC1) Shows: Mrs Swabb (Sally Dillon) tries not to eavesdrop as Mrs Wicksteed(Marian Newman) arranges a secret liaison in a scene from Chester Theatre Club’s production of Habeas Corpus which runs at Chester Little Theatre from 4th -11th July.
Photo 2 (HC4) shows: Mr Shanks (Ray Bengree) gets to grips with Felicity Rumpers(Natasha Hale) as (from L-R) Connie Wicksteed(Julie Blagrove) Dr Wicksteed(Malcolm Gledhill), Mrs Wicksteed(Marian Newman) and Dennis Wicksteed(Dan Ellis) look on in disbelief.
Photo 3 (HC2 Jane Barth(centre) as Lady Rumpers with (from L-R) Andy Hutchings as Canon Throbbing, Julie Blagrove as Connie Wicksteed, Malcom Gledhill and Marian Newman as Dr and Mrs Wicksteed, Natasha Hale as Felicity Rumpers, Dan Ellis as Dennis Wicksteed and Sally Dillon as Mrs Swabb in a scene from Chester Theatre Club’s production of Habeas Corpus which runs at Chester Little Theatre from 4th – 11th July.
PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen Cain at www.eventphotographysc.co.uk
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