Last weekend Minchinhampton Players performed Alan Bennett’s Habeas Corpus. It was sold out for all four performances. There are photographs in the Parish magazine for all to see.
The Dalton Globe – Press Night Review – National Theatre reports on 23rd November, 2018 – “ The play was written in the 70’s and is a delightfully funny sexual romp, probably a little too strong for PC taste today, but greatly appreciated by the liberal community of Minchinhampton, who are abreast with cultural attitudes of the 70’s. They have certainly taken the local company to their bosoms.
There were many outstanding performances in the first night event. The humour was perfectly drawn out by the cast with slapstick dominating the evening. All the elements of a Whitehall farce were diligently observed.”
The cast were:
Arthur Wickteed. Terry Robinson
Muriel Wicksteed. Helen Winchester
Dennis Wicksteed. Jonathan Golding
Constance Wicksteed. Ali Richards
Mrs. Swab. Brough Girling
Canon Throbbing. Steve Winchester
Lady Rumpers. Sarah Warman
Felicity. Scarlet Page
Mr. Shanks. Tony Cooper
Sir Percy Shorter. John Mounsey
Mr. Purdue. Anne Price
The Director and producer was Jan Vigar. Stage Manager Ruth Keelhaulers and Set Construction Richard Leech and Brough GARLING.