2024 – Arsenic and Old Lace

Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic, has just become engaged to the girl-next-door, and his sweet, spinster aunts couldn’t be happier. However the joy of his announcement is overshadowed by the antics of his wildly eccentric brother Teddy (who thinks he is President Roosevelt) and the arrival of another long-lost, maniacal and murderous brother, Jonathan. The aunts are most put out as Jonathan’s arrival and plan to bury his latest victim in the cellar could seriously hinder their “charity work”.

Can Mortimer protect his aunts, save his engagement, rid them of Jonathan, all while keeping his own sanity? A madcap American classic from the 1930s.


Aunt Martha … Frances Price
Aunt Abby … Pauline Davies
Mortimer Brewster … Noah Bowen-Osmond
Teddy Brewster … Brendan James
Jonathan Brewster … Charles Langford
Dr Einstein … Ewan Paterson
Elaine Harper … Georgia Reynolds
Rev’d Harper/Mr Witherspoon … Aubry Thonon
Mr Gibbs/Rooney … Julian Glassock
O’Hara … Michael Alizzi
Brophy … Colin Wilkes
Klein … Murtaza Bagasrawala

Arsenic and Old Lace

by Joseph Kesselring
Directed by Jason Sharland, Tyler Harris

Performed 18 May – 1 June 2024


Directors … Jason Sharland, Tyler Harris
Stage Manager … Thomas Glassock
Set Design … Jason Sharland
Lighting Design … Aerlyn James
Lighting & Sound Operator …  Catherine Sturk
Wardrobe Coordinators … Kelly Lyonns, Wendy Shead