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God of Carnage

Full-Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2f, 2m

Christopher Hampton, Yasmina Reza

The God of Carnage
by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton

What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime?

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 2m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult
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Summary

What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime? Boys will be boys, but the adults are usually worse – much worse.

God of Carnage won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy and the Tony award for Best Play.

History
 First presented in a UK Premiere at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End on 25 March 2008
Cast Attributes
Veronique Vallon, 40s.
Michel Vallon, 40s.
Annette Reille, 40s.
Alain Reille, 40s.
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting A living room
  • Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

Media

"I found myself delighted by Yasmina Reza's incisive observation, her acerbic wit, her shrewd humour and her stunning cast." - The Times
"A triumph! Brilliantly translated by Christopher Hampton." - Daily Express

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Christopher Hampton

Christopher Hampton became involved in theatre while studying French and German at Oxford University, and wrote a play in his first year.

The Royal Court's subsequent production was so successful that it transferred to the Comedy Theatre while he was still a student, making hi ...

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Yasmina Reza

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