Theatre Event

The God of Carnage

The Crescent Theatre Company presents

The God of Carnage

by Yasmina Reza

7 - 14 May in the Studio at 7.45pm | Matinées: Sun 8 May & Sat 14 May at 2.45pm

There will be an After Dark discussion following the 19:45 performance on Fri, 13th May. Free to ticket holders.

Dubbed "a comedy of manners... without the manners”, this darkly funny play tells the story of the aftermath of a playground fight between two 11 year olds. Their parents meet to discuss the situation over drinks. What should be a calm and rational debate between adults quickly descends into a hysterical evening of tantrums, name-calling and tears before bedtime

Tickets: £11 | £10 Concessions | Sunday Matinee only: £6.00

Schools & Groups Ticket Offer: Tuesday - Thursday £5 | Friday & Saturday £8

To book School/Group tickets please telephone the Box Office on 0121 643 5858, between 10am - 7pm, Monday - Saturday.


THE DIRECTOR - Jaz Davison


THE COMPANY


Veronique Vallon - Jo Hill

Michael Vallon - Andy Butterworth

Alain Reilles - Eduardo White

Annette Reilles - Tamsen Oatey


THE PRODUCTION TEAM


Set Design - Faye Rowse

Production Assistant - Les Stringer

Stage Manager - Jack Tustin

Set Construction - Richard Constable, Julie Cunningham & Alan Bull

Lighting Design - John Gray

Lighting Operators - Kenny Holmes & Kristan Webb

Sound Design - Roger Cunningham

Props - Dan Darragh, Emma Kirk & Andrew Lowrie

Costume - Stewart Snape

With special thanks to Scarlett, Oscar & Ralph Cawthorne and Freya leadbetter for publicity photos.


AUDIENCE REACTIONS



Terrific show... four excellent actors... inspired direction... a thrilling and touching and funny evening of theatre. Loved it!!!!



The God of Carnage ... an entertaining and wryly thought provoking Sunday afternoon ... the contents are considerably more appealing than the label on the tin! The team had put together a very well conceived performance with well created characters ... though I rather hope that I manage to avoid the worst excesses of these middle-class four, their carefully learned manners but a thin veneer for what dwells not far under the surface (author’s question: of us all?). Yasmina Reza’s name didn’t ring a bell ... until I was told she’d also written Art ... that should have been recommendation in itself. Well directed, acted and brought to the stage; well done everyone, and enjoy your run ... I hope you have good audiences – they will not be disappointed.

Production by arrangement with Samuel French
 

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