Chester Little Theatre’s final play of the season is the satirical farce by Alan Bennett, Habeas Corpus – and they are already looking for actors to take on the 11 roles created by the playwright.
The play will be directed by Mark Newman and will run from Saturday, July 4, then from Monday, July 6 to Saturday, July 11.
Mark will introduce Habeas Corpus on Tuesday, March 24 at 8pm including some selected readings from the play.
On Thursday, March 26 at 7.30pm there will be open auditions. Visit www.chestertheatreclub.co.uk for more details about the play and characters.
Anyone interested is welcome to contact the director for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First performed in 1973, Habeas Corpus sees Bennett hilariously taking the permissive society to task. Set on a bare stage that represents the interiors and surroundings of the Wicksteeds’ house in Hove, we are witness to a satirical merry-go-round, involving a cast of sex-obsessed characters all consumed with the burning desire to put their own satisfaction before all else.
From Mrs Swabb, the all-seeing cleaner, to Canon Throbbing and the vertically-challenged Sir Percy Shorter, the characters – all as farcically stereotypical as their names suggest – navigate their ways through a maze of mistaken identities and sexual encounters, as risqué as they are risky.
Chester Little Theatre is in Gloucester Street in Newtown. The reading and auditions are open to all newcomers. Details at www.chestertheatreclub.co.uk .