Arsenic and Old Lace
7 – 12 November 1949. Regent Theatre Chelmsford
This farcical black comedy written by American playwright Joseph Kesselring follows the tall of the Brewster family, who are descended from the Mayflower settlers, but are now homicidal maniacs. Young Mortimer must deal with his crazy family whilst trying to keep the local police away and marry the woman he loves. The play was later adapted into a film starring Cary Grant.