God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza

Directed by Elaine Burns

Scheduled for: Tuesday 10th to Saturday 14th November at 7:45, in the Studio

Some of you may already have seen this brilliant play written in 2008 and those of you who saw ‘Art’ will already know how Yasmina Reza constructs very funny and all so true studies of modern life and manners.  The pace is fast and totally engaging as two couples meet for drinks and to discuss the fight between their 11 yr old sons.  The couples are professional and want a civilised meeting but the evening descends into tantrums, insults and aggressive behaviour, while the dynamics between them shift.
This is an ensemble piece and each part has its high moments as satire mixes with farce.  Each couple needs to be plausibly old/young enough to have a son aged 11.  (Elizabeth McGovern played Veronica at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, in January and was brilliant).
  • Veronica – an art lover who writes about Africa but she is actually confrontational and a hypocrite
  • Michael – a self-made man who owns a business selling household goods and proud of his rough upbringing
  • Annette – conciliatory at first but she lets rip by the end of the evening
  • Alan – a corporate lawyer currently defending a pharmaceutical company, receives phone calls throughout
Auditions will be held via Zoom so contact Elaine to arrange this.  Rehearsals will start in September.
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