Habeas Corpus

Comedy - Original

Martin Beck Theatre

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  • First Preview: November 18, 1975
  • Opening Date: November 25, 1975
  • Closing Date: February 15, 1976
  • Previews: 7
  • Performances: 95

Playwright: Alan Bennett


An aging doctor and his family, friends and patients lust after each other in various combinations while staying at an English seaside resort.


Opening Night Cast

June Havoc in Habeas Corpus June Havoc Mrs. Swabb
Celeste Holm in Habeas Corpus Celeste Holm Lady Rumpers
Jean Marsh Constance Wicksteed
Rachel Roberts Mrs. Wicksteed
Donald Sinden Arthur Wicksteed
Kristoffer Tabori Dennis
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Opening Night Production Credits

Alan Bennett Alan Bennett Writer
  Frank Dunlop Director
  Riggs O'Hara Musical Staging
  Carl Toms Scenic Design
  Carl Toms Costume Design
Paul Huntley Paul Huntley Wig Consultant
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play June Havoc Nominee
1976 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Rachel Roberts Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Actor in a Play Donald Sinden Nominee
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