The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas
by Dennis Kelly
Full Length Play, Drama / 5m, 2f
If you could lie without flinching, corrupt without caring and succeed at all costs – how far could you go…how much could you make?
From the early promise of the '70s through to unrelenting capitalism of the '80s and '90s, follow George on the journey from innocence to savage greed and knotted honesty, as he invents three golden rule for success, whatever the cost.
An electrifying dark tale, this new play from award-winning writer Dennis Kelly marks his Royal Court debut.
“A twisted, darkly witty morality fable” “There are sequences of shudder-inducing power”
“[Kelly’s] play has the elemental force of a medieval wheel-of-fortune drama.” - Michael Billington, The Guardian
“Featherstone directs… with a stealth and insight that bodes well for the future of her regime.” - Paul Taylor, The Independent
“Its grim, shudder-inducing inexorability leaves a lingering chill.” - Sam Marlowe, Metro
“Dennis Kelly… is second only to Caryl Churchill as the U.K.’s most ambitious and iconoclastic dramatist”
“Startlingly idiosyncratic and often surprisingly funny”
“Anyone willing to embrace the authentic excitement of an individual voice matched by an ideal production are in for an fascinating, if bracing, ride.”
“Blessed by the adroit pacing and perfectly judged acting of Featherstone’s completely unified cast” -
‘There’s a wry confidence in the writing....[An] experimental and sprawling epic, but also a satire on the greed-is-good society.’ - The Arts Desk
“an epic morality play … The play’s form is beguiling…. With its mixture of hilarity and leftfield insights, this is an extraordinary, strenuous and haunting evening.” – The Stage
- Intense Adult Themes
- Strong Language
- Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: Contemporary, 1990s, 1980s, 1970s
- Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Flexible casting