70th Anniversary Season: Arsenic and Old Lace

Presented by Tabs Productions

Show Dates, Times & Tickets

Tue 22 January 2019 to Sat 26 January 2019

At Pomegranate Theatre

Starts Evenings 7.30pm, Wed matinee 2pm, Sat matinee 3pm.

Part of a series of seven plays to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Pomegranate Theatre as a civic theatre.

Meet the Brewster family. They’re an odd bunch. Mortimer Brewster has a lot on his plate, dealing with his eccentric and occasionally murderous relatives, whilst keeping the local police at arm’s length.

Mortimer’s charming elderly aunts amuse themselves by serving up elderberry wine laced with arsenic to their gentlemen callers, while Mortimer’s brother is convinced he is Theodore Roosevelt. Then there’s Mortimer’s other brother who has changed himself beyond all recognition with extensive plastic surgery and has homicidal tendencies.

Mortimer is about to marry the girl next door, the daughter of the local minister… what could possibly go wrong?

Arsenic and Old Lace is a zany, madcap show shot through with black humour. It’s a timeless and classic comedy thriller that was a phenomenal hit both on Broadway and in the West End. The play went on to be adapted into a much-loved film directed by Frank Capra and starring Cary Grant.

“Manic – one big chuckle from start to finish.”  The Stage

 "So funny that none of us will ever forget it."  The New York Times

After the show on Thursday, join the cast in the bar for a game in the style of Just a Minute.

Ticket Information

Full £22, Concession £21, Child £18

Group 10+ £20, Schools 10+ £17
Friends save 20% and have prioriy booking

See 7 plays for the priice of 4 when booking at the same time and before Sat 26 January. Bookable by calling the Box Office on 01246 345 222.

Groups ans schools tickets are not valid in conjunction with the 7 plays for 4 offer.
Friends save 20% is valid in conjunction with the 7 plays for 4 offer.

Each ticket price advertised above includes a £1.20 booking fee. No matter how you book (online, phone, in person) or how you pay (cash, credit/debit card, voucher), the fee will always be the same.