2012 Arsenic and Old Lace


Six cabaret-style shows were staged at Pambula Town Hall from 23 November to 1 December 2012.by arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd on behalf of Dramatists Play Service Inc New York


A comedy farce about two sweet little old ladies from Brooklyn who take in gentleman boarders – with murderous results! Add a couple of crazy nephews, a drama critic, the next door neighbours, a love interest, a plastic surgeon, a policeman who wants to be a playwright and just a pinch of cyanide.

Running time including 2 intervals approx 2 hours 30 minutes.


Karl Auer
Karl Auer


  • Abby Brewster – Angie Dobson
  • Martha Brewster – Penny Hunt
  • Teddy Brewster – Michael Ubrihien
  • Mortimer Brewster – Andrew Gray
  • Jonathan Brewster – Matthew Watters
  • Dr Einstein – Simon Lovatt
  • Elaine Harper – Jacinta Bourke
  • The Rev Dr Harper – Robert Buck
  • Mr Witherspoon – Robert Buck
  • Mr Gibbs – Jon Bignell
  • Officer Brophy – Fiona Boyd
  • Officer Klein – Georgia Hughes
  • Officer O’Hara – Martin McGee
  • Lieutenant Rooney – Jesse Tankard


Director Karl Auer
Assistant Director Wilma Donovan
Stage Manager Kerry Hynes
Assistant Stage Managers Phil Cheek, Tom Burn, Anna Auer
Set Phil Cheek, John Samuels, Tom Burn, Sharon Robson, Matt Zuiderduin,
Judy Roberson
Props Michael Ubrihien
Costumes Robyn Whitby (Bus Stop Costumes)
Makeup & Hair Loretta Illy, Petrina Watson, Kaitlyn Bell (Hair Rock Scissors)
Lighting Design Karl Auer, Peter Went
Sound/Lighting Ops/Ticketing Lis Shelley
Publicity Mary-Ellen Turbet
Front of House Lynne Cheek, Anna Auer, Thelma Went, Karen Tarpey, Judy Roberson,
Louise Yeoman, Siona van de Meene,
Catherine Vance


ABC Radio, Radio 2EC, South East Arts, Pambula Town Hall, Mens Shed@Merimbula, Cow & Bull Antiques, The Bega Pioneer Museum, Colleen’s Dance & Drama Studio, Alex Nicol, Nick Hynes, R&P Ubrihien, members and friends who lent items for the show, Hair Rock Scissors Pambula, Tura Beach Garden Centre (Plants Plus) and Bus Stop Costumes Pambula.