Main House Elizabeth McGovern, Nigel Lindsay, Simon Paisley Day, Samantha Spiro

God of Carnage

by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, directed by Lindsay Posner
  • 20 - 25 January
God of Carnage

Event Information

Monday 7.30pm
Tuesday 7pm (press night)
Wednesday – Saturday 7.30pm

Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes

No performance info available

★★★★★ “Middle-class savagery has never been so much fun. An impeccable production” The Times

★★★★★ “Magnificent … wildly funny” Sunday Express

★★★★ “What a play it is … Elizabeth McGovern shows a terrific gift for comedy. Nigel Lindsay’s Michael is the perfect foil” Daily Mail

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, this ruthlessly comic study of middle class parenting by the author of Art is one of the most successful plays ever in the history of the West End.

Following an acclaimed run as part of the Theatre Royal’s Summer Season 2018, God of Carnage returns to Bath prior to a West End run. Elizabeth McGovern, fresh from starring in the celebrated Downton Abbey film, reprises her dazzling performance as Veronica, with Nigel Lindsay back as her bluff husband, Michael. Samantha Spiro plays Annette and Simon Paisley Day is Alan.

When eleven-year-old Ferdinand hits eleven-year-old Bruno with a stick in a playground punch-up and knocks out two of his teeth, the combatants’ enlightened parents decide to meet to talk things over civilly. But once the niceties are done with and the drink starts flowing, it is the parents who turn into spoiled brats.

Please note: God of Carnage contains strong language throughout.

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm
Press Performance Tuesday 21 January 7pm

Tickets – £24.50 – £39

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies

Spring 2020

14-18 Jan – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

20-25 Jan – Theatre Royal Bath

27 Jan-1 Feb – Glasgow Theatre Royal

3-8 Feb – Cambridge Arts Theatre

w/c 10 Feb – Rose Theatre Kingston

Theatre Royal Bath Productions


by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, directed by Lindsay Posner, designed by Peter McKintosh

Elizabeth McGovern is best-known for playing Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey, a role for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

The winner of two Olivier Awards, Samantha Spiro’s screen credits include her British Comedy Award winning role in Grandma’s House, Game of Thrones and Cold Feet .

Nigel Lindsay’s recent television credits include The Capture, White Gold and Victoria. He was Olivier nominated for Shrek, the Musical and starred in the film Four Lions . Simon Paisley Day’s recent credits include Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Born a King, Brexit: The Uncivil War and Victoria & Abdul. He was last in Bath in Richard Eyre’s Private Lives.

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A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies to all bookings.

Standby tickets and standing spaces are currently unavailable

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