Arsenic And Old Lace

About the play

Arsenic and Old Lace is one of the classic theatrical comedies. It was first produced on Broadway in 1941 where it ran for three and a half years, followed by a successful London run

It tells the tale 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!

It was last performed at The Rep 26 years ago – in April 1957, when it played to packed houses .


Abby Brewster
The Rev. Dr. Harper
Teddy Brewster
Officer O’Hara
Officer Klein
Martha Brewster.
Elaine Harper
Mortimer Brewster
Mr. Gibbs
Jonathon Brewster
Dr. Einstein
Lieutenant Rooney
Mr. Witherspoon

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Arsenic And Old Lace - 1983