God of Carnage
By Yasmina Reza
Translated By Christopher Hampton
Directed by Elaine Burns
Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th November at 8pm
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Warning: contains strong language
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Two 11-year-old boys get into a fight and and one ends up with a broken front tooth. Their parents are professional people so when they agree to meet they are sure they can discuss the situation in a calm and rational manner over coffee and clafouti.
It starts well but Veronica has a sharp edge despite her love of art and concern for the people of Africa. Michael has done something he ought to be ashamed of! Alan is a corporate lawyer and his mind is on his current case defending a pharmaceutical company who really should have tested a new drug properly. Then there is his wife Annette – and what is going on there?
Boys will be boys , but the adults are usually worse – much worse!
This Black Comedy of modern manners won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy and the Tony Award for Best Play. God of Carnage premiered in London in 2008. Yasmina Reza is also known for her other award-winning play ART.