God of CarnageWritten by Yasmina Reza. Translated by Christopher Hampton. Directed by Nicholai La Barrie.
They say kids will be kids, but the adults are worse - much worse.
The other day in the park, 11 year old Ferdinand knocked 11 year old Bruno’s two front teeth out. Their parents meet up to have a civil conversation about the misdemeanours of their children in a suitably calm and rational way… what can go wrong? As night falls chaos ensues with explosive tantrums, name-calling and tears.
Lyric Associate Director Nicholai La Barrie directs Yasmina Reza’s Olivier and Tony Award-winning play, translated by Academy Award winning Christopher Hampton.
With her sharp corrosive wit Reza rips the thin veneer of civility with heart-pounding honesty. God of Carnage is the unmissable darkly funny roller-coaster you won’t want to end.
Winner! Three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Play
Winner! 2009 Olivier Award for Best Comedy
Content Warning: This production will contain strong language, simulated projectile vomit and one instance of racist language. This performance will feature haze. There are instances of strobe-like lighting and loud music. Please note, warnings will be updated regularly to reflect any technical features added to the production during the rehearsal period.
In the press:
BBC News ‘Doctor Who star Freema Agyeman will appear in a new stage production of the Tony and Olivier-winning dark comedy God of Carnage.’