Habeas Corpus

By Alan Bennett

It’s 1970 - or thereabouts - and life has begun its fast, downward spiral into middle-age for Dr Arthur Wicksteed of Hove – but no-one’s bothered to tell his roving eye for the ladies.

That’s not to say life’s a bed of roses for his nearest and dearest, either.

His wife, Muriel, is feeling ignored and unloved; his son, Dennis, appears to have several terminal illnesses (including a bad case of acne), and his sister, Constance, feels insignificant and unattractive, not having been blessed with the large bosom she feels she deserves.

So – when Constance sets out to do something about her bust-size at around the same time as Dr Wicksteed sets out to do something about his libido at around the same time as Dennis finds love for the first time at around the same time as Muriel comes face-to-face with an ex-lover, things can (and do) only get worse…

A fantastic blend of riotous seaside-postcard humour along with darker moments of humanity.