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    Music, Mon 4 - Sat 9 Aug 2014

    Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury

    Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury

    Gulbenkian Café

    Gulbenkian Café



    The Gulbenkian Theatre

    01227 769075


    University of Kent,
    CT2 7NB


    Guestlist - The Old Stagers - Arsenic And Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring.

    The Old Stagers present for their 163rd Season Arsenic And Old Lace, A Play by Joseph Kesselring.

    One of the first and funniest comedies of multiple murder, Arsenic and Old Lace was the play that put black comedy well and truly back on the historical map.

    It tells the story of two charming and gentle old ladies who poison their poor, orphan lodgers in order to save them from the sorrows of this world. Their meticulous plans invariably succeed, until a long forgotten relative appears on the scene, leading to farcical complications and difficulties.

    In accordance with tradition, a topical musical revue (known as the Epilogue) follows the play on Friday and Saturday nights.

    Friday night is Gala night, when there will be a 40-minute interval for picnickers. Black Tie optional.

    This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited.

    Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

    Level access to the theatre, foyer and bar through automatic doors.

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Mon 4 - Sat 9 Aug 2014 19:30



    Monday: 2 Tickets for the price of 1 - £13

    Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: £13 each; Concessions £11 each

    Friday: £20

    Saturday: £17; Concessions £14

    For Group Bookings on Tuesday - Thursday, contact Gulbenkian Tickets & Information on 01227 769075

    Tickets sold on behalf of The Old Stagers.



    See location of Gulbenkian Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TR 140599  Lat: 51.29799 Long: 1.06832

    By car: Situated on the campus of the University of Kent. Follow the A2/M2 towards Dover and turn off onto the A28 towards Canterbury. Continue up to a large roundabout and follow the signs to 'The University'. When on the University's campus, follow the signs to the Gulbenkian Theatre. A map is available to download from their website.

    By train: The closest BR train station is Canterbury West. From there, buses are available by Westgate to take you onto the University's campus. From the University drop off point, follow the signs towards the library and the Cornwallis buildings and on to the theatre.

    By bus: A regular bus service operates from Canterbury City Centre to the University. For details telephone Travel Line on 0871 200 2233. Unibuse 08702 433 711

    Free parking is available to Gulbenkian customers after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in any University car park.

    Parking: free

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Canterbury West station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

    Level access to the theatre, foyer and bar through automatic doors.

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