Habeas Corpus is a comedy stage play by English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author Alan Bennett  (born 1934) It was first performed at the Lyric Theatre in London on 10 May 1973, with Alec Guinness and Margaret Courtenay in the lead roles. Habeas corpus is also a legal term. It is Latin and translates as "you shall have the body".
Performance history in South Africa
Produced by S.O.E. in 1983, performed in the Baxter Studio, directed by Yvonne Copley. The cast: Brian de Kock, Kate Ludford, Ruth Allsopp, Bob Gislon, Sue Cunningham, Norman Sargeant, Val Jones, Hugh Philip, Janet Gilson, Nigel Sweet, Ken Wicksteed.
Translations and adaptations
Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne (eds.). 1988. Theatre Alive! The Baxter Story 1977-1987
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