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.
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.
a quaint Brooklyn house Mortimer's two sweet loveable maiden aunts
have been perfecting their elderberry wine.
Boris Karloff look alike
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.
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
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.
them are a company of eleven fine actors including Huw Higginson
from The Bill and newcomer Reanne Farley as Mortimer's bride to
and Old Lace is produced by Nick Brooke Ltd, Kenneth H. Wax Ltd
and Adam Kenwright.
play is by Joseph Kesselring and was originally produced on Broadway
by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. By arrangement with Josef Weinberger
A classic farce with a thriller twist - guaranteed to be an evening
of riotous, hair-raising fun.
and Old Lace Essential Info
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Dates: Monday 9 - Saturday 14 May
Performances: Mon - Fri 7.30pm & Sat2.30pm A:£18
B:£16 E:£7 [RV]
7.30pm A:£20 B:£18 E:£9 [RV]
2.30pm A:£13 B:£11 E:£5 [RV]
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