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 (Sat 3pm signed).

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.

Approx. running time: 2 hours 30 mins (subject to change)

“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.

Susan Earnshaw Programme (1) David Gilbrook Programme  Michael Sherwin Programme
 Jeremy Lloyd Thomas Prpg  Karen Henson Prog  Anna Mitcham Prog
 Andrew Ryan Programme  Mark Hucknett Prog  Chris Sheridan Programme

This play is part of a special seven play repertory season which also includes:

Billy Liar - Tue 29 - Sat 2 Feb
The Killing of Sister George - Tue 5 - Sat 9 Feb
How the Other Half Loves - Tue 12 - Sat 16 Feb
An Evening with Gary Lineker - Tue 26 Feb - Sat 2 Mar
Anybody for Murder - Tue 5 - Sat 9 Mar
Don't Dress for Dinner - Tue 12 - Sat 16 Mar


Ticket Information

Full £22 per play
Concession £21 per play
Child £18 per play


When booking by phone, customers can get 7 plays for the price of 4. To redeem this offer, all tickets must be booked and paid for at the same time. Offer available until Saturday 26 Jan 2019.

Friends of the Pomegranate Theatre save 20% when booking over the phone and can use their discount in conjunction with the 7 for 4 offer. 

Group 10+ £20 (not valid with 7 for 4 offer)

Schools 10+ £17 (not valid with 7 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.