God Of Carnage
presented by Echo Theatre
A comedy of manners… without the manners.
What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with an incident between their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a gloves off, hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums, and tears before bedtime? It starts as a civilised discussion with espresso, homemade clafouti and small talk, but once you remove the middle class veneer of respectability, there’s no hiding the savage mess beneath.
“It’s an absolute hoot, with one laugh after another, showcasing Reza’s astute observations of the intricacies of social relationships, albeit the story of two children fighting being trivial and not exactly earth-shattering.”
“…a farce of delightful proportions…”
Written by Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
VENUE: The Q
Running Time: 90 minutes
Lock Out: no
Audience Advice: Coarse language, Adult themes