GOD OF CARNAGE
by Yasmina Reza
Olivier Award Best New Comedy 2009
Tony Award Best Play 2009
27 Jan– 06 March 2010
Performances daily at 7.30pm, ex. Sundays
Duration of the play
approx. 1h 30 min
What happens when two sets of parents gather together to sort out their sons’ banal playground confrontation? One would expect a composed, temperate and tolerant discussion as befits well-mannered people. But as the couples sip espressos, nibble pastries and admire art books, cracks in the friendliness are evident from the start. As attitudes to politics, work, money, ethics and, not to forget, hamsters are revealed, the cracks turn into vast crevasses of disagreement, not only between the two couples, but between husbands and wives.
With diabolical humour, Yasmina Reza blurs the very thin line between civilisation and savage instincts. Boys will be boys, but adults are usually worse –much worse
Set Designed by
Costumes Designed by
Katharine Gwen Pons
Hans Peter Kudlich
No photographs or recording allowed in the theatre without prior permission from the management.