Arsenic and Old Lace archiveIn a quaint Victorian house in Brooklyn, Abby and Martha Brester have quietly poisoned twelve old men and buried them in the cellar. Their nephew arrives, a conman with yet another corpse and mayhem. A timeless classic on Broadway and the West End.


Author: Joseph Kesselring
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Archive listings for Arsenic and Old Lace

Work type: Play.


Company Roughcast.
13 Mar 21Diss Corn Hall, Diss :: V339082145
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Company Newbury Dramatic Society. Director Ann Davidson.
10 Jul 19 to 13 Jul 19The Watermill Theatre, Newbury :: V733
listing details L305970115


11 Sep 17 to 16 Sep 17Little Theatre, Leicester :: V433
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Presented byTTC. Director Helen Thorpe. Performer Caroline Fenton (Abby Brewster). Performer Peter Emanuel (Dr Harper/Rooney). Performer James Klech (Teddy Brewster). Performer Helen Winning (Brophy). Performer Aimi Cree (Klein). Performer Jean Erxleben (Martha Brewster). Performer Emmie Rhodes (Elaine Harper). Performer Symon Hamer (Mortimer Brewster). Performer Derek Hollweg (Mr Gibbs/Witherspoon). Performer Neil Harris (Jonathan Brewster). Performer Mary Alderson (Dr Einstein). Performer Dan Palmer (O'Hara). Performer Glen Marks (Mr Spenaizo).
18 Oct 16 to 22 Oct 16Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells :: V691
listing details L2096688470


Company Blitzed Theatre Company.
29 Nov 12 to 1 Dec 12Brentwood Theatre, Brentwood :: V1024
listing details L01949131062


Company Mercury Theatre Company. Director Tony Casement. Design Dawn Allsopp. Sound Adam McCready. Performer Christine Absalom. Performer Agnatius Anthony. Performer Thomas Richardson. Performer Chris Staines.
4 Oct 12 to 20 Oct 12Mercury Theatre, Colchester :: V37
listing details L446379104


Producer Salisbury Playhouse. Director Philip Wilson. Design Mike Britton. Lighting Tim Mitchell. Music Richard Hammarton. Sound Richard Hammarton. Performer David Adegboyega (Officer Brophy). Performer Roger Alborough (Harper/Rooney). Performer Jaimi Barbakoff (Elaine Harper). Performer Marji Campi (Martha Brewster). Performer James Clarkson (Gibbs/Witherspoon). Performer Stuart Fox (Teddy Brewster). Performer Colm Gormley (Officer O'Hara). Performer David Leonard (Jonathan Brewster). Performer Damien Matthews (Mortimer Brewster). Performer Gwyneth Powell (Abby Brewster). Performer Christopher Ryan (Dr Einstein). Performer Steven Serlin (Officer Klein).
29 Oct 09 to 21 Nov 09Playhouse, Salisbury :: V923
listing details L428341942


Producer Magic Hat Productions. Performer Adam Romain (Mortimer). Performer Jill Titone (Abby). Performer Sarah Elizabeth Barrett (Martha). Performer Kirsten Moore (Elaine).
15 Sep 09 to 19 Sep 09Compass Theatre, Outer London :: V1166
listing details L01699984942


Producer Theatre by the Lake. Director Stefan Escreet. Design Martin Johns. Performer Peter Rylands. Performer James. Performer Stephen Ley. Performer Patrick Bridgman. Performer Pamela Buchner. Performer Sara Coward. Performer Krissi Bohn. Performer Dinah Handley. Performer Amy Humphreys. Performer David Ericsson. Performer Andrew Pollard. Performer Matthew Vaughan.
24 May 08 to 5 Nov 08The Theatre By The Lake, Keswick :: V7
listing details L1636115637


Company Cosmopolitan Players.
22 Oct 08 to 25 Oct 08The Carriageworks, Leeds :: V1666392263
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Company Street Theatre.
7 Nov 07 to 10 Nov 07Strode Theatre, Street :: V917
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Producer Questors.
4 May 07 to 12 May 07Questor's Theatre, Outer London :: V326
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Producer Nick Brooke Ltd. Producer Kenneth H. Wax Ltd. Producer Adam Kenwright. Company Churchill Theatre Bromley. Performer Louise Jameson. Performer Sherrie Hewson. Performer Wayne Sleep.
30 Oct 06 to 4 Nov 06Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
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23 Oct 06 to 28 Oct 06New Wimbledon Theatre, Outer London :: V341
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9 Oct 06 to 14 Oct 06His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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18 Sep 06 to 23 Sep 06Darlington Hippodrome (formerly Civic Theatre), Darlington :: V562
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4 Sep 06 to 9 Sep 06Key Theatre, Peterborough :: V27
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23 Aug 06 to 31 Aug 06Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke :: V764
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Company Wanstead Players.
5 Oct 06 to 7 Oct 06Kenneth More Theatre, Outer London :: V313
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Company Keswick Theatre Club.
18 Apr 06 to 22 Apr 06The Theatre By The Lake, Keswick :: V7
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Company Players Anonymous.
21 Feb 06 to 25 Feb 06Park and Dare Theatre, Treorchy :: V0109167195
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Company Thurrock Courts Players.
16 Feb 06 to 18 Feb 06Thameside Theatre, Grays :: V39
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Producer Derby Playhouse. Director Joseph Alford. Design Diego Pitarch. Lighting Natasha Chivers. Sound Carolyn Downing. Performer Geraldine Newman (Martha Brewster). Performer Helen Blatch (Abbie Brewster). Performer Lindsay Allen (Elaine). Performer Dominic Burdess (Jonathan). Performer Tim Charrington (Harper/Witherspoon). Performer Tom Godwin (Teddy). Performer Lucien MacDougall (Einstein). Performer George Potts (O'Hara). Performer Oliver Senton (Mortimer).
20 Aug 05 to 17 Sep 05Derby Theatre, Derby :: V1830193620
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Producer Nick Brooke Ltd. Producer Keneth H. Wax. Producer Adam Kenwright. Producer Churchill Bromley. Director Robin Herford. Performer Angela Thorne. Performer Brigit Forsyth. Performer Sylvester McCoy. Performer Huw Higginson.
13 Jun 05 to 18 Jun 05Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
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6 Jun 05 to 11 Jun 05Theatre Royal, Windsor :: V742
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30 May 05 to 4 Jun 05New Theatre, Cardiff :: V823
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23 May 05 to 28 May 05Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V161
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16 May 05 to 21 May 05Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham :: V90
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9 May 05 to 14 May 05Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth :: V895
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2 May 05 to 7 May 05King's Theatre, Glasgow :: V613
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25 Apr 05 to 30 Apr 05Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
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18 Apr 05 to 23 Apr 05Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe :: V749
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11 Apr 05 to 16 Apr 05Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V571
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4 Apr 05 to 9 Apr 05Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V754
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21 Mar 05 to 26 Mar 05New Victoria Theatre, Woking :: V709
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14 Mar 05 to 19 Mar 05Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne :: V665
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7 Mar 05 to 12 Mar 05Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
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28 Feb 05 to 5 Mar 05Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
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21 Feb 05 to 26 Feb 05Churchill Theatre, Bromley :: V302
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14 Feb 05 to 19 Feb 05The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
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7 Feb 05 to 12 Feb 05Mercury Theatre, Colchester :: V37
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1 Feb 05 to 5 Feb 05Richmond Theatre, Outer London :: V327
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Producer Jean Selfe Productions.
11 Jun 05 to 12 Jun 05Theatre Royal, Margate :: V685
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Company Cambridge University ADC.
17 May 05 to 21 May 05ADC Theatre, Cambridge :: V18
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Company Priory Players.
18 Nov 04 to 20 Nov 04The Maltings, Berwick-on-Tweed :: V986
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Producer On Stage Right. Director Claire Malcomson.
28 Oct 04 to 30 Oct 04The Theatre, Leatherhead :: V704
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Company Lincoln Shakespeare Company.
19 Nov 03 to 22 Nov 03Terry O'Toole Theatre, North Hykeham :: V898775777
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Company Wakefield Little Theatre.
11 Nov 03 to 15 Nov 03Theatre Royal Wakefield, Wakefield :: V979
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Company Bardic Theatre. Director Sean Faloon.
2 Oct 03 to 4 Oct 03Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen :: V555
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Producer Katherine Dore (for KDM). Director Matthew Francis. Design Stephen Brimson Lewis. Lighting Mark Henderson. Performer Michael Richards (Jonathan Brewster). Performer Thelma Barlow (Abby). Performer Marcia Warren (Martha). Performer Stephen Tomkinson (Mortimer Brewster). Performer Rupert Vansittart (Teddy). Performer Hattie Morahan (Elaine). Performer Anita Booth. Performer Paul Cawley. Performer Ewen Cummins. Performer John Guerrasio. Performer Chris Johnston. Performer David Lyon. Performer Brian Poyser. Performer Paul Rider.
14 Feb 03 to 31 May 03Novello Theatre, West End :: V416
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Company Belfrey Theatre. Director Brian Hughes.
15 May 03 to 17 May 03Belfrey Theatre, Telford :: V01667203017
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Company Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Performer Edith Macarthur. Performer Alice Fraser.
16 May 02 to 19 Oct 02Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry :: V638
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Company Leeds Arts Centre. Director Tony Nelson.
21 Jun 01 to 23 Jun 01Civic Theatre, Leeds :: V974
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Company Stockport Garrick Theatre Company.
28 Apr 01 to 5 May 01Garrick Theatre, Stockport :: V504
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Company Bath Drama.
4 Apr 01 to 7 Apr 01The Rondo, Bath :: V855
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Company The Maskers Theatre Company.
16 Jan 01 to 20 Jan 01NST Campus, Southampton :: V776
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Company West Cornwell Theatre Group.
1 Nov 00 to 2 Nov 00Acorn Arts Centre, Penzance :: V1747286290
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Other listings

11 Jun 19 to 15 Jun 19Daneside Theatre, Congleton :: V469
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4 Apr 17 to 8 Apr 17Repertory Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent :: V123
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24 Oct 15The Courtyard Theatre, Outer London :: V370
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6 Dec 14 to 13 Dec 14Bolton Little Theatre, Bolton :: V482
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16 Oct 12 to 3 Nov 12Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry :: V638
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25 Sep 06 to 30 Sep 06Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury :: V674
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1 Jun 02 to 8 Jun 02Farnworth Little Theatre, Bolton :: V481
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7 Oct 98 to 10 Oct 98Burnley Mechanics, Burnley :: V519
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4 Jul 97Beaufort Theatre, Ebbw Vale :: V844
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9 Aug 96 to 17 Aug 96The Maddermarket, Norwich :: V71
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