Show Data

Arsenic and Old Lace

by Joseph Kesselring

Director - Colin Delaney

October 9 to 27

“You see, insanity runs in my family.  It practically gallops.”

Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job as a drama critic at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement.

Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene - his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt - but his world is turned upside down when he realises that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years!

When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan, returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé - all while trying to keep his own sanity as well.

An uproarious farce on plays involving murder, Arsenic and Old Lace is an audience favourite.

Running time: Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes including a 15 minute interval.

*Opening Night: Come along at 7:30pm on Wednesday 9 October to help us celebrate opening night and enjoy complimentary refreshments before the show.

Ticket Prices: Tickets: $25 (full); $20(concession); Group Concessions 10+: $20; Special discounts for large groups over 20 – contact for more details

Performance Dates/Times:

Evenings at 8:00pm: October - Wednesday 9, Friday 11, 18 and 25, Saturday 12, 19 and 26

Matinees at 2:00pm: October - Sunday 20 and 27

Doors open 30 minutes before performances*

  • Director Colin Delaney
  • Doors open 30 minutes prior.