After the success of last year’s award-winning play, The Watlington Players are back with their new production – Arsenic and Old Lace.
The farcical black comedy revolves around the character Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, New York, as he debates whether or not to go through with his promise to marry the woman he loves.
His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein.
Last year the Players won The Best Play NODA East award for their production of Stepping Out.
This season’s show is by Joseph Kesselring and will be directed by David Brammer.
The show is being staged from Thursday, October 31, until November 2, each night at 7.30pm in Watlington Village Hall. Tickets cost £8 and concessions £6; call the box office on 0845 052 9645.
For more information, visit www.watlingtonplayers.com or www.facebook.com/watlingtonplayers.
n The Watlington Players’ cast are pictured left at a dress rehearsal