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Out of Order

  • Out of Order
  • A Gleefully Funny Farce
  • by Ray Cooney

"If you liked Funny Money - you'll love Out of Order"

Out of Order by Ray Cooney

February 7 to 25

Richard Willey, a Labor Junior Minister, plans under the cover of an all-night commons sitting, to spend the night in Suite 648 at the four star Westminster Hotel, London, with Jane Worthington, one of the opposition’s junior secretaries.

So the seeds are sown (or in Richard’s case, not) for a hilarious Ray Cooney farce which won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy of the year in 1991.

Things start to go disastrously wrong early on. When expecting only to handle Jane’s body, Richard (or Dickie as he likes Jane to call him) discovers the body of a man trapped in the suite’s unreliable sash window. Desperately trying to get out of what has suddenly become an extremely sticky situation, Richard summons his trusty Parliamentary private secretary, George Pigden, to the Hotel to sort things out.

Running time

Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes including a 20 minute interval

Opening Night!

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

Ticket Prices:

Tickets: $22 (full); $17 (concession)
Group Concessions 10+: $17
Season Tickets for 2018: $55
Special discounts for large groups over 20 – contact info@maitlandreptheatre.org for more details
Enquire about our charity fundraising events for the the first Friday night's show.


Book online  or call the Maitland Visitor Information Centre to book on 02 4931 2800 (10 - 3 daily)

The Director:

Directed by Robert Comber

The Cast:

Dan Shaunessy - Richard Willey MP
Colin Delaney – The Manager
Robert Comber – The Waiter
Sharon Allen – The Maid
Ashlyn Horder – Jane Worthington
Declan Johnson – A Body
Alex Simpson - George Pigden
Matt Scoles – Ronnie Worthington
Amanda Woolford – Pamela
Emma Campbell – Gladys

Performance Dates/Times:

Evenings at 8:00pm:
February: Wed 7, Fri 9, Sat 10, Fri 16, Sat 17, Fri 23, ***

Matinees at 2:00pm:
February: Sun 18, Sun 25

Doors open 30 minutes before performances*

***Please note that the performance planned for 8pm on Saturday 24 February has been cancelled. Ticketholders for the 24 Feb performance will be contacted and offered refunds or alternate dates.