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Arsenic and Old Lace is a farcical black comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt; and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr Einstein.

The Cast

Rev Harper - Leslie Judd
Abby - Margaret Mould
Martha - Val Standen
Jonathan - Steve Brooks
Teddy - Allan Lord
Dr Einstein - Matthew Kerslake
O'Hara - Peter Fiddling
Mortimer - Matthew Austin
Elaine - Debbie Hiles
Brophy - Jimmy Harwood
Mr Gibbs / Witherspoon - Chip Carpenter
Klein - Mike Cooke
Rooney - Stewart Bettles


The Crew

Director - David Brammer
Stage Manager - Richard Bennett
Set Builders - Chris Scott, Richard Bennett, Matthew Kerslake and Debbie Hiles
Set Painters - Gemma Laing, Matthew Kerslake, Debbie Hiles, Georgia Smith and Daniel Wagg
Props and Stage Dressing - Kate and Chip Carpenter, Margaret Mould and Simon Carpenter
Lights and Sounds - Chris Scott
Costumes - Judy Pasons
Make-up - Jenny Lewis
Box Office - Kate and Chip Carpenter
Programme and Poster Design - Megan Abbott
Body Snatcher - Claire Cooper
Transport Manager - Terry Cook
Front of House Manager - Cyril Pike
Front of House - Members and Friends of the Society
Bar - Nerys Brooks

 

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