Main House Elizabeth McGovern, Amanda Abbington, Ralf Little, Nigel Lindsay

God of Carnage

by Yasmina Reza
  • 29 August - 15 September

Event Information

SUMMER SEASON 2018
Wednesday 29 August- Saturday 15 September
Evenings 7.30pm
Weds 6 Sept 7pm (press night)
Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm (not 30 Aug)

An hilarious comedy of bad manners!

Ten years on from its world premiere in London’s West End, Lindsay Posner directs Yasmina Reza’s award-winning farce. Starring much-loved actors from hit television series, Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey), Amanda Abbington (Sherlock), Ralf Little (The Royle Family) and Nigel Lindsay (Victoria). The play is a ruthlessly comic study of middle-class parenting.

When eleven-year-old Ferdinand hits eleven-year-old Bruno 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.

Originally written in French, God of Carnage was translated by Christopher Hampton in 2008. The production went on to win the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and the Tony Award for Best New Play.

“God of Carnage is a hoot” Sunday Times

“Tense, edgy and funny” The Times

“As deliciously acid as a lemon drop…terrific stuff” Daily Mail

SUMMER SEASON 2018
Wednesday 29 August- Saturday 15 September
Evenings 7.30pm
Weds 6 Sept 7pm (press night)
Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm (not 30 Aug)

Booking opens for Associates 19 May; Friends 21 May; Online 30 May

Previews & Press Performance: All tickets £15/£25

Weekday evenings & Sat matinee: £24 – £36.50

Sat evening: £26.50 – £38.50

Thursday matinee: £22.50 – £35

Elizabeth McGovern, Amanda Abbington, Ralf Little and Nigel Lindsay in

GOD OF CARNAGE by Yasmina Reza

Translated by Christopher Hampton

Directed by Lindsay Posner

Designed by Peter McKintosh

Box Office is open from 10am – 8pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

All tickets for Main House productions include a £2 building levy.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

Full booking terms & conditions can be found here