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Classic farce heads to Theatre Royal
Arsenic and Old Lace
Sylvester McCoy gets into a tricky situation
Sylvester McCoy, Angela Thorne and Brigit Forsyth head to Plymouth's Theatre Royal for an evening of riotous, hair-raising fun.
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Arsenic and Lace was a popular '40s film starring the debonair Cary Grant.

A new production of the tale is now touring the UK.

Arsenic and Old Lace comes to the Theatre Royal from Monday 9 until Saturday 14 May.

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From the producers of The Shell Seekers and the Director of The Woman in Black comes a brand new production of the classic screwball comedy Arsenic and Old Lace - one of the most hilarious and enduring thrillers ever to have been written.

This classic farce has been a favourite since Cary Grant created the role of Mortimer Brewster in Frank Capra's 1944 film. Now this brand new production comes to the Theatre Royal Plymouth from Monday 9 May to Saturday 14 May.

In a quaint Brooklyn house Mortimer's two sweet loveable maiden aunts have been perfecting their elderberry wine.

Arsenic and Old Lace
A Boris Karloff look alike

Little do their 'gentlemen callers' suspect that soon after partaking they will be heading off to more exotic climes courtesy of a nephew who thinks he is the President.

Throw into the mix a plastic surgeon, one impatient bride-to-be, a policeman who wants to be a playwright and a psychopathic Boris Karloff lookalike, and you have all the ingredients for a hugely entertaining and mad-cap evening in the company of Brooklyn's most unusual residents - the Brewsters.

Arsenic and Old Lace teams up three of the country's favourite actors; Angela Thorne, familiar to may for her role in the series To the Manor Born, Brigit Forsyth, best known as Thelma from Whatever Happened to The Likely Lads and Sylvester McCoy who played Dr Who, in what is guaranteed to be an evening of riotous, hair-raising fun.

Arsenic and Old Lace
Angela Thorne

Joining them are a company of eleven fine actors including Huw Higginson from The Bill and newcomer Reanne Farley as Mortimer's bride to be.

Arsenic and Old Lace is produced by Nick Brooke Ltd, Kenneth H. Wax Ltd and Adam Kenwright.

The play is by Joseph Kesselring and was originally produced on Broadway by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.

A classic farce with a thriller twist - guaranteed to be an evening of riotous, hair-raising fun.

Arsenic and Old Lace Essential Info
Venue: Theatre Royal Plymouth
Dates: Monday 9 - Saturday 14 May
Performances: Mon - Fri 7.30pm & Sat2.30pm A:£18 B:£16 E:£7 [RV]

Sat 7.30pm A:£20 B:£18 E:£9 [RV]

Thurs 2.30pm A:£13 B:£11 E:£5 [RV]

[RV] = RESTRICTED VIEW IN SOME AREAS


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