Runtime: 1h 30m
They say kids will be kids, but the adults are worse – much worse. The other day in the park, 11 year old Ferdinand knocked 11 year old Bruno’s two front teeth out. Their parents meet up to have a civil conversation about the misdemeanours of their children in a suitably calm and rational way… what can go wrong? As night falls chaos ensues with explosive tantrums, name-calling and tears. Lyric Associate Director Nicholai La Barrie directs Yasmina Reza’s Olivier and Tony Award-winning play, translated by Christopher Hampton. Freema Agyeman, who rose to fame as Martha Jones (Doctor Who) and is also known as Helen in New Amsterdam and Trish in Dreamland, stars as Veronique Vallon. The cast also includes Ariyon Bakare (His Dark Materials), Dinita Gohil (The Father and the Assassin, National Theatre) and Martin Hutson (Small Island, National Theatre). With her sharp corrosive wit Reza rips the thin veneer of civility with heart-pounding honesty. God of Carnage is the unmissable darkly funny roller-coaster you won’t want to end. Age Recommendation: 16+ Content: This production will contain strong language, simulated vomit and one instance of racist language.