God of Carnage

by  Christopher Hampton, Yasmina Reza

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

What happens when two sets of paren's 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?

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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.

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Reviews

"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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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: A living room

Casting

2m, 2f
Veronique Vallon, 40s.
Michel Vallon, 40s.
Annette Reille, 40s.
Alain Reille, 40s.
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Authors

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 production was so successful that it transferred to the Comedy Theatre while he was still a student, making him the youngest writer ever to have a play performed in ...

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Yasmina Reza

Yasmina Reza

 First presented in a UK Premiere at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End on 25 March 2008

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