Event Type: Drama
Acting Up – Seasonal Spine Chillers

Saturdays 3 September – 1 October

3.30PM – 5PM

£50 for 5 weeks


Read and explore the plays Arsenic and Old Lace and The Weir then devise original new spine-chillers.


From the classic film version of Arsenic and Old Lace.

Seasonal Spine Chillers with Clare Prenton 

As the nights draw in, join Acting Up to read and explore the plays Arsenic and Old Laceand The Weir. Arsenic and Old Laceis a classic play that tells the story of a drama critic who finds out that his aunts have been poisoning gentlemen callers and hiding them in the cellar; In The Weirby Conor McPherson local Irish men swap scary stories in an attempt to impress the sole lady in the bar…Then step onto the Eastgate stage to perform in a selection of original new spine chillers devised by Acting Up. 

Age: 50+ 

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