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Arsenic and Old Lace (1975)

Arsenic and Old Lace
Written by Joseph Kesselring
Directed by Harry Dunphy
6 – 13 September 1975

A timeless and classic hit both on Broadway and in the West End, ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ is the amusing story of two charming and innocent elderly ladies who decide that by poisoning their poor, lonely lodgers and burying the bodies in their cellar, they are saving these unfortunates from the sorrows of this world – however, not everybody shares their views!


Abby Brewster – Audrey Christianson
Rev. Dr Harper – Eric Crichton
Teddy Brewster – Peter Richardson
Officer Brophy – Ted Howard
Officer Klein – Frank Poole
Martha Brewster – Betty Bailey
Elaine Harper – Stella Jarman
Mortimer Brewster – Tony Bate
Mr Gibbs – Mike Auvray
Jonathan Brewster – Colin Bailey
Dr Einstein – Keith Jarman
Officer O’Hara – Roger Butler
Lieutenant Rooney – Bill Fielder
Mr Witherspoon – Eric Hill


Stage Manager – Len Huntley
Assistant Stage Manager – Margaret Laurence
Lighting – Mike Auvray and Alan Hunt
Sound – Andy Howe
Wardrobe – Andrea Hammond
Properties – Sheila Fryatt, Mollie Pritchard
Set Decor – Sylvia Hogg, Trina Ansell
Set – Guild Workshop