Arsenic and Old Lace is now showing at the Masque Theatre in MuizenbergThis play has been called a farce, a black comedy, a macabre comedy. No matter the description, it is extremely funny and was turned into a famous film starring Cary Grant. Since it was first produced in 1941, it has constantly appeared on a stage somewhere.

It is set in Brooklyn, New York, in the house of the eccentric Brewster family. A body is discovered in a window seat and thereafter the plot thickens.

The large cast includes well-known faces Helen Mathers, Sandy Gee, Alastair Duff, John McConnell and Aubrey Hindle, to name but a few! Jane Philbrick directs for the Fish Hoek Dramatic Society.

“Arsenic and Old Lace” by Joseph Kesselring runs at the Masque Theatre, Muizenberg, from Friday 03 May to Saturday 11 May, (excluding Sunday to Wednesday). Week nights at 8pm; Saturdays at 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm.  Tickets are R55 for matinees and Thursday evening and R65 all other nights. Masque Theatre Club Members enjoy a R10 discount.  To book phone 021 788 1898 or

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