A tall tale of mass murder, home surgery and elderberry wine!
Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement.
Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene – his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp people for pleasure – but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years!
When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé – all while trying to keep his own sanity as well.
Helped along by a cast of misfits and the criminally insane, Arsenic & Old Lace is a fast-paced, vintage comedy with a killer punch line.
All shows 7.30 pm
*22 Nov – 2 Dec
Aikmans Road, Merivale
*Please note: Nov 23 show is a special fundraiser performance with all bookings made through the partner organisiation involved. Please contact us for more information
or if you wish to book for that night.
Concession prices apply to Gold Card holders, Community Service Card & KiwiAble Leisure Card holders, Full-time students (tertiary & secondary) & Under-18s.
Proof of entitlement must be presented upon admission.
Group bookings of 10 or more – Concession rate applies!
Special Deal! Ticket holders receive 10% discount on meals
at the Brewers Arms, Merivale (conditions apply).
Special discount for school group bookings! (Contact us for more information)
Full Subscriber Members of Repertory & complimentary voucher holders please contact us for booking instructions.
Please note: seating is by general admission (no seat numbers allocated).
Wheelchair access available.
By special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd & NZ Play Bureau Ltd
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