Laughs and chills in vintage comedy play

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Derbyshire theatre company Attic Rats will be bringing the comedy thriller Arsenic And Old Lace to Derby’s Guildhall Theatre from February 24-26.

This is to tie in with the celebration of 70 years since the play was first performed.

An outstanding cast has come together to delight audiences at the Guildhall Theatre in Derby. The play will be performed on February 24-26. It is a madcap, hilarious black comedy that revolves around a New York drama critic who struggles with his sweet, but murderous elderly aunts, his insane brother Teddy (who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt), his violent brother Jonathan and suspicious assistant Dr Einstein, as well as his new fiancée Elaine.

Co-director Jonathan Leach said of the forthcoming production: “Arsenic and Old Lace has been making audiences chuckle for over 70 years, but the play never seems to lose any of its humour or satire and maintains its exciting but macabre take on the subject of murder. Derby audiences are in for a real treat and a night out that will leave them laughing.”

Tickets are priced at £8 and £6 and are available on 01332 255800, at www.derbylive.co.uk or from the Derby Live box office in the Market Place, Derby.