Arsenic and Old Lace

By Joseph Kesselring
By arrangement with Warner/Chappell Music

Season 2001
Venue Belconnen Theatre


A genial, easygoing drama critic discovers a shocking truth about his two elderly aunts during a visit to their home. The seemingly harmless old ladies have the most disagreeable habit of poisoning their gentlemen callers and burying them in the cellar.


Director Barbara Sekuless
Production Manager Rhys Holden
Stage Manager Sam Ogborn
Set Design Gerry Satrapa
Costume Design Janette Humphrey
Lighting and Sound Design Jarrett Prosser


Abby Brewster Janine O'Dwyer
Martha Brewster Nina Stevenson
Reverend Harper/Mr Witherspoon Graham Bauerle
Teddy Brewster Euan Bowen
Officer Brophy Paul Anderson
Officer Klein Carl Law
Elaine Harper Beth Martin
Mortimer Brewster Bill Kolentsis
Mr Gibbs/Lieutenant Rooney Bob Morris
Jonathon Brewster Hugh Stevenson
Dr Einstein David Ives
Officer O'Hara Andrew Clucas


Canberra Area Theatre AwardsNominations

Best Actress in a Play Janine O'Dwyer
Best Supporting Actor in a Play  
Best Costumes in a Play