2023 – Play 2


by Joseph Kesselring

Director: Jason Nash

Preview: 12 May 2023

Opening: 13 May 2023 and playing 19,20,26,27 May and 2,3 June 2023

Matinee: Saturday 27 May 2023

Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he has 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 and his great grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure – 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 (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts are planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancee – all while trying to keep his own sanity as well. An uproarious farce, Arsenic and Old Lace has become a favourite for audiences worldwide.


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