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Habeas Corpus by Alan Bennett

7:30pm, Thurs 23rd May

7:30pm, Fri 24th May

2:30pm, Sat 25th May

7:30pm, Sat 25th May

Tenterden Town Hall

Amidst the seaside air of Brighton, the antics at the Wicksteed home are a satirical mess of passion. Family, friends and strangers become entangled in the sexual satisfaction of the “corpus” (body) – all except the innocent maid Mrs Swabb, the observer of all ill-judged lunges into lust and general wrong-doings. Think fake breasts, dropped trousers, unfortunate mistaken identities, and one strong family motto: He whose lust lasts, lasts longest.


Priority booking is now open for TODS members – just download and fill in the Habeas Corpus Priority Booking Form. Tickets will be on sale to the general public at 8am on Monday 15th April.

Habeas Corpus is TODS entry into the Kent Drama Association Full Kent Play Festival 2019, and with adjudication night on Fri 24th May. Habeas Corpus will be directed by David Waters.


Mrs Swabb – Tina Gallagher

Arthur Wicksteed – Paul Carpenter

Muriel Wicksteed – Monica Janssens

Dennis Wicksteed – Max Chesters

Connie Wicksteed – Joanne McBride

Canon Throbbing – David Richardson

Lady Rumpers – Angela Patrick

Felicity Rumpers – Tilly Milne

Mr Shanks – Michael Whiteley

Sir Percy Shorter – Geoff Down

Mr Purdue – Michael Patrick

Want to get involved? Get in touch at! We need crew for: set build, costumes, props, publicity, photography, front of house, stage management, stage crew, prompting.

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