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Boston Playgoers Society return to perform 'Habeas Corpus'

The award-winning Boston Playgoers Society return to Blackfriars' stage later this month when they perform Alan Bennett's classic comedy "Habeas Corpus".

Habeas Corpus was first performed in 1973 with Alec Guinness in the lead role supported by a cast that included Phyllida Law and Andrew Sachs. Set in the 1970s the action takes place in Hove at the home of Dr & Mrs Wicksteed and has all the ingredients of a classic farce; mismanaged lust, mistaken identities and dropped trousers spiced with the warmth and humanity of Alan Bennett's razor-sharp wit.

Boston Playgoers were founded in 1928 and have developed a reputation for high quality productions in Boston having won many awards over the years. Their comedies are always very popular and they have enjoyed performing some classics in recent years including The 39 Steps and Noises Off as well as TV comedies such as Fawlty Towers and The Vicar of Dibley. Earlier this year their production of Last Tango in Little Grimley won the award for Best Play at Hunstanton Drama Festival.

Boston Playgoers are proud to be supporting Coppafeel Cancer Charity with this production.

Habeas Corpus will be performed at Blackfriars Theatre Wednesday 18 to Saturday 21 October, 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10.50 (including 50p Blackfriars refurbishment levy) and are available from Blackfriars Theatre Box Office telephone 01205 363108 or online at

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