Fun and farce on the stage


Fun and farce on the stage

Playing around: Mike Pullar as the randy vicar attempts to charm Connie, played by Alison McIntyre.

LYRIC Theatre’s new production Habeas Corpus is a farcical comedy as only the British can do it.
It is written by Alan Bennett, who stirs the pot by conjuring up a mix of characters who hilariously portray the antics of the English middle class in the sixties.
With such characters as a rampant doctor and his lustful wife, a randy vicar, a frustrated, flat-chested spinster and a suicidal neighbour, this rollicking comedy is English humour at its best.
The apparently respectable Wicksteed family have to take a grip on their libidos. Human weaknesses propel them into permissive society. The housemaid knows exactly who is chasing whom and keeps the audience informed throughout.
Theatre lovers who enjoy a good comedy ought not to miss Alan Bennett’s Habeas Corpus. The Lyric Theatre production will open on March 23 and is directed by Jack Millar.
Jack Millar is back at Lyric Theatre after directing two of the three plays in last year’s one act play trio. He has directed or acted in more than 50 plays, melodramas and pantomimes. Lyric Theatre is delighted to have Mr Millar back at the helm of its season of Habeas Corpus.
Tickets are now available at Mushroom Crafts, Leongatha. Call in or phone 5662 3940.

Taking shape: Jack Millar and Julie Strini in rehearsal for Lyric Theatre’s forthcoming play Habeas Corpus.

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