The Compass is delighted to return to the Gaiety with this hilarious and thrilling black comedy. As Mortimer Brewster arrives at the home of his gentle maiden aunts Abby and Martha to give them happy news, he is faced with more than he bargained for! As the night progresses he meets some crazy cousins, neighbourhood police and a mad plastic surgeon amongst others, and finds his charitable aunts hiding an astonishing secret. What more can happen? Well, elderly gentlemen pay visits at their own risk! Come along to your lovely local theatre and have a wonderful evening with the unique and surprising Brewster family! Some things even go bump in the night! Arsenic and Old Lace, one of the first and funniest comedies of multiple murder, was the play that put black comedy well and truly on the theatrical map.
'...it is an inspired and delightful comic concoction, which combines the cosy charm and ingenious plotting of an Agatha Christie Whodunit with a much sharper and more knowing satirical edge.' - The Guardian
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.