Arsenic & Old Lace

Joseph Kesselring's

Arsenic & Old Lace

Director Ian Hart

9-25 June 2022
Season: Wed - Sat, 8pm 
Matinees: 18, 19, 25 June, 2pm

Naoné Carrel Auditorium

Adults - $49, Concession (Full Time Student, Concession Card, Seniors Card) - $39, Group (6+) - $38. All sales are subject to a $3.50 per transaction Telephone Booking Fee.

* (Preview Performance 9 June followed by Q & A session with the cast and director)

Mortimer Brewster—a theatre critic who hates theatre—has a problem: how to introduce his unconventional family to his pious fiancé. His aunts Abby and Martha Brewster seem ‘the dearest, sweetest ladies that ever walked the earth’, but they have been murdering lonely old men for years and his eccentric brother Bobby has buried them all in the cellar. Now his elder brother Jonathan—a homicidal maniac with a personal plastic surgeon—has returned and intends to carry on the “family business” from home. Arsenic and Old Lace burst onto Broadway and the West End in 1941 and has been in production somewhere in the world ever since. In 2022, Rep presents a contemporary reading of this classic. Won’t you join us in the cellar?

Introducing the cast for this REP production:

ABBY BREWSTER                             Alice Ferguson

MARTHA BREWSTER                      Nikky-Lynne Hunter

MORTIMER BREWSTER                  Jack Shanahan

BOBBY BREWSTER                          Robbie Matthews

JONATHAN BREWSTER                  Rob DeFries

REV HOSKING                                  David Bennett

ELAINE HOSKING                            Natalie Waldron

DR SWAN                                          Kayla Ciceran

MR GIBBS                                         DAvid Bennett

MR WITHERSPOON                        David Bennett

SERGEANT BROPHY                        Iain Murray

CONSTABLE O’HARA                       Mae Schembri

INSPECTOR ROONEY                       Luca Collins

By arrangement with Music Theatre International Australasia Pty Ltd, on behalf of Dramatist Play Service, Inc.

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