Arsenic and Old Lace

  • Arsenic and Old Lace<br>by Joseph Kesselring

You see, insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.

Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring

Directed by Colin Delaney

October 9 to 27

Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement.

Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene - his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure - but his world is turned upside down when he realises that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan, returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé - all while trying to keep his own sanity as well.

An uproarious farce on plays involving murder, Arsenic and Old Lace is an audience favourite.

Running time


Opening Night!

Come along at 7:30pm on Wednesday 9 October to help us celebrate opening night and enjoy complimentary refreshments before the show.

Ticket Prices:

Tickets: $25 (full); $20 (concession)
Group Concessions 10+: $20
Season Tickets for 2019: $64 (on sale from 17 December 2018 to 19 May 2019)
Special discounts for large groups over 20 – contact for more details


You can book online or call the Maitland Visitor Information Centre to book on 02 4931 2800 (10 - 3 daily) from January 2019.

The Director:

Directed by Colin Delaney

Performance Dates/Times:

Evenings at 8:00pm:
Wed 9, Fri 11, Sat 12, Fri 18, Sat 19, Fri 25, Sat 26

Matinees at 2:00pm:
Sun 20, Sun 27

Doors open 30 minutes before performances*