What’s On

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, a CTC Armchair Theatre Production

directed by John Rowland

We have begun rehearsals our upcoming Radio Play, in the vein of The Ghost Train performed at the end of last year, which was heaps of fun and a huge hit with audiences. The play is Arsenic and Old Lace, a classic script brought to the silver screen in 1944 with Cary Grant in the lead role.

Performances Fri 7/Sat 8/Sun 9;  Fri 14/Sat 15/Sun 16 July at Faulder Watson Hall. Following weekend 21/22/23 July at Newham Hall (TBC)

 

About the Play

It’s a spooky slapstick comedy, not exactly a ‘whodunnit’ (because we know who’s doinit) about a pair of sweet old maiden aunts who have taken it upon themselves to put lonely old gentlemen out of their misery by poisoning them with a very special home brew – they view it as a kind of public service. They are members of a somewhat eccentric family, the Brewsters, which includes a nephew Teddy, who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, another nephew (our hapless hero, Mortimer), a recently married theatre critic, and another who is an outright psychopath and a dead ringer for Boris Karloff. Add various policemen and alcoholic henchmen, and you get the general idea.