Arsenic and Old Lace
By Josef Kesselring
18th - 21st February 1959
The Rev. Dr. Harper
Phyllis G. Dadd
K. F. Coates
Assistant Stage Manager
Setting designed and built by
and painted by
Phyllis G. Dadd
Welcome once again to the Civic Theatre and to our third production this season, “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Undoubtedly this is one of the funniest comedies of our time and we cordially invite you to sit back and enjoy it.
Making his debut as a producer with The Hospital Players is Fred Swainson who has had many years of experience in amateur dramatics both in Scunthorpe and Sheffield.
Many difficulties of casting and organisation had to be overcome because of the large male cast involved but Mr. Swainson patiently solved all the problems to produce this really worthwhile comedy.
Playing Officer Klein in tonight’s production is Michael Morden who three weeks ago was still convalescing after a serious accident at a Scunthorpe steelworks. We welcome him back to our ranks with congratulations on his successful recovery.
Our next production will be another comedy, this time in a different vein – “Relative Values” by Noel Coward. Eric Dove will also be making his debut with the Society as a producer, and the play will be presented on 25th May, 1959.
Finally we would draw your attention to the clock in the auditorium which we have presented to the Civic Theatre. With your continued patronage we hope it will be the first of many such presentations we are able to make to the Theatre to increase its amenities.