1 to 9 November 2013
in the Studio Theatre
God of Carnage
by Yasmina Reza - Translated by Christopher Hampton
directed by Ulrike Schilling
A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of French parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their personal principles in tatters.
Yasmina Reza is an expert analyst of social hypocrisy; and her play starts out as a rancidly funny account of two couples tiptoeing around their mutual dislike.
Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy and Tony Award for Best Play 2009.