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"Behaving well gets you nowhere.
Courtesy is a waste of time, it weakens you and undermines you ..."

Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage tells the story of an evening in the lives of two upmarket couples who meet to discuss a playground incident.

Alan and Annette’s son hit Michael and Veronica’s son in the face with a stick, resulting in two broken teeth. The four of them agree to discuss the incident civilly, but, as the night wears on and drinks are imbibed, the polite veneer breaks down. The couples initially spar against each other, but the men gang up on the women and the spouses switch sides as the fighting continues.

God of Carnage was inspired by a real-life experience and suggests that our civilised trappings do a poor job of hiding our venality and bile.

(God of Carnage is being performed in the round)

Running time

Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes with no interval.


Ticket Prices

Tickets: $18
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 mid February 2019.


Director: Matthew Collins

Assisted by Campbell Knox

The Cast

Leilani Boughton - Veronica

Alex Simpson - Michael

Millie Chorlton - Annette

Alastair Anderberg - Alan

Performance Dates/Times

Evenings at 8:00pm: March: Fri 22, Sat 23,  Fri 29, Sat 30

Matinee at 2:00pm: March: Sun 24

Doors open 30 minutes before performances.

  • Director - Matthew Collins
  • Doors open 30 minutes prior