The Old Stagers


The Gulbenkian Theatre Box Office 01227 769075
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Monday 4th August to Saturday, 9th August 2014 at 7.30 pm

The Old Stagers present for their 163rd Season

Arsenic And Old Lace

A Play

by Joseph Kesselring

One of the first and funniest comedies of multiple murder,
Arsenic and Old Lace was the play that put black comedy well
and truly back on the historical map. It tells the story of two
charming and gentle old ladies who poison their poor, orphan
lodgers in order to save them from the sorrows of this world.
Their meticulous plans invariably succeed, until a long forgotten
relative appears on the scene, leading to farcical
complications and difficulties

In accordance with tradition, a topical musical revue
(known as the Epilogue) follows the play on
Friday and Saturday nights.
Friday night is Gala night, when there will be a
40-minute interval for picnickers. Black Tie optional.

Monday: 2 Tickets for the price of 1 - £13
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: £13 each; Concessions £11 each
Friday: £20 each
Saturday: £17 each; Concessions £14 each
For Group Bookings on Tuesday - Thursday,
contact Gulbenkian Theatre box office for details



The Old Stagers are the oldest dramatic society in the world. Running performances since 1842 in the historic Canterbury Cricket week.

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