GOD OF CARNAGE
by Yasmina Reza
SIMON PAISLEY DAY
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Lindsay Posner
Designed by Peter McKintosh
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, this ruthlessly comic study of middle class parenting by the author of Art, is one of the most successful plays ever in the history of the West End.
When eleven-year-old Ferdinand hits eleven-year-old Bruno with a stick in a playground punch-up and knocks out two of his teeth, the combatants’ enlightened parents decide to meet to talk things over civilly. But once the niceties are done with and the drink starts flowing, it is the parents who turn into spoiled brats.
Elizabeth McGovern is best-known for her performance as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey, a role for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. She received an Academy Award nomination for the 1981 film Ragtime. Her other films include Ordinary People, Once Upon a Time in America, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Wings of the Dove.
God of Carnage is directed by award-winning director Lindsay Posner who has worked extensively in the West End and at the Royal Court Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.
Olivier Award winning designer Peter McKintosh’s numerous credits include Crazy For You and The 39 Steps.
***** ‘Middle class savagery has never been so much fun’ The Times
***** ‘Wildly funny’ Sunday Express
**** ‘Elizabeth McGovern is on cracking comic form… What a play it is’ Daily Mail
Guildford Yvonne Theatre
Tuesday 13 – Sat 18 Jan
Bath Theatre Royal
Mon 20 – Sat 25 January
Glasgow Theatre Royal
Monday 27th Jan – Sat 1 Feb
Cambridge Arts Theatre
Mon 3 – Sat 8 Feb
Kingston Rose Theatre
Mon 10 – Sat 15 Feb