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The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
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Arsenic and Old Lace

By Joseph Kesselring
Directed by Keith Thompson
25th September – 3rd October 2015

The hilarious comedy made famous by the film starring Cary Grant

A great way to start the season! Fun on the grand scale! Rattling entertainment!

Two elderly sisters are famous in their Brooklyn neighbourhood for their charity. Unfortunately, however, their charity includes poisoning lonely old men who come to their home for lodging. The two women are assisted in their crimes by their mentally challenged nephew who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt still fighting the Spanish-American war in Cuba. Matters get complicated when a second nephew, a theatre critic, discovers the murders and a third nephew appears after having just escaped from a mental institution. In his adroit mixture of comedy and mayhem, Kesselring satirises the charitable impulse as he pokes fun at the conventions of the theatre.

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by
Keith Thompson

CREATIVE TEAM

Set Design
Lighting
Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Set Dressing
Production Manager

DON'T FORGET, COMING UP AT THE BARN SOON

Opening 28th May
By John Finnemore
Opening 13th June
By Mary Chase

 

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Statement

At the Barn we are committed to promoting equality and challenging discrimination in all its forms. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for all members of the cast and creative team, regardless of their race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity and will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

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