The God of Carnage is a wickedly funny social comedy, in which two civilized married couples meet up to sort out a playground fight. The son of one couple has broken two of the teeth of the son of another. At first diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses and the rum flows, huge tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving their liberal principles in tatters, and the audience in stitches!
Durban Mercury Theatre Awards 2011
Best Director of Drama
Best Actor in a Drama
Best Actress in a Drama
Best Actress in a Comedy
Tina Le Roux
“The God of Carnage is a collection of contradictions: it is simple, yet deliciously layered. It is both sad in its revelations and also laugh out loud funny. It is at once high brow and uncouth, light and yet profound, and like the writer Yasmina Reza once perfectly summed it up-it is a “funny tragedy”… a brilliant piece of theatre that deserves to be appreciated”Colin Roopnarain, Sunday Tribune
“A truly fine, fun play that proves a good showcase for four great performers…none of the cast puts a foot wrong, creating a work…that is both dark and light, and puts the playing on a knife edge that makes it thrilling and dangerous, for actors and for the audience.”Billy Suter, The Mercury
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