Arsenic and Old Lace
    By Joseph Kesselring

    19:45, Tue 17th – Sat 21st May 2005 at ADC Theatre
    Easter Week 3

    Abby and Martha Brewster enjoy all the leisurely pursuits of the respectable old lady; tea parties, church, crocheting and biscuits - not to mention murder, if one has the time. Their nephew Mortimer, fazed by the stockpile of dead gentlemen inhabiting the cellar, attempts to shift the blame onto his conveniently insane brother Teddy. When the estranged third brother Jonathan, evil and ghastly, returns to his aunts' house with his slimy sidekick Dr. Einstein, the situation - and the body count - spirals out of control.

    Set in 1940s Brooklyn in the elegant household of two loveable old darlings, this gory black comedy is as witty as it is unsettling. Combining old-fashioned elegance with sharp humour and shocking wickedness, Kesselring's classic play will make you fear your own grandmother.


    Mortimer Brewster
    Abby Brewster
    Martha Brewster
    Jonathan Brewster
    Teddy Brewster
    Elaine Harper
    Dr. Einstein
    Dr. Rev. Harper
    Lt. Rooney
    Officer O'Hara
    Officer Klein
    Officer Brophy
    Mr Gibbs

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