God of Carnage

LWP-TTC-GoC-68by Yasmina Reza

directed by Caroline Elliott

 


Parents Behaving Badly?

What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their offspring? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups? Or something a bit less… civilised?

What begins as a reasonable chat soon spirals into an hilarious afternoon of verbal warfare as each couple sinks to the level of bickering children. It’s a comedy of manners – without the manners!

Christopher Hampton’s translation of Yasmin Reza’s sharp-edged comedy premiered at Wyndham’s Theatre, London in March 2008. Reza is an award-winning playwright and novelist based in Paris whose works have enjoyed international success. Her previous play, Art, ran for 8 years in London and won the Laurence Olivier award for Best Comedy – a triumph outdone by The God of Carnage, which won both the Olivier and the Tony on Broadway for Best Play.

 

Cast:

Alan – Andy Forsyth
Annette – Caroline Fenton
Michael – Kris Robertson
Veronica – Bridget Collins

 

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“A triumph… brilliantly translated by Christopher Hampton” – Daily Express

“An excruciating analysis of modern parenting” – The Telegraph

“I found myself delighted by Yasmina Reza’s incisive observation, her acerbic wit and her shrewd humour”  – The Times

Performance Dates: Tuesday 26 to Saturday 30 April 2016

Photos by Lee Watts Photography

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