About This Show

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.

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.

Winner! Three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Play Winner! 2009 Olivier Award for Best Comedy

Access Performances

Captioned Performance – 15th September 7.30pm Chilled Environment – 20th September 2.30pm BSL Performance – 21st September 7.30pm Audio Described Performance – 26th September 7.30pm

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: 01 September 2023 Opening Night: 06 September 2023 Final Performance: 30 September 2023

WhatsOnStage Review

| | 08 September 2023
Yasmina Reza’s play returns in a new production