God of Carnage
Starring Lenny Henry. A playtime altercation between 11-year-old boys brings together two sets of parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. Contains very strong language.
What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach children how to behave properly? Or does it turn into a night of name-calling, tantrums and tears?
Lenny Henry stars in Yasmina Reza's play, translated by Christopher Hampton, which won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy with its London West End Production and Tony for Best Play on Broadway. It contains very strong language.
The author, Yasmina Reza, is a French playwright and novelist. Her plays Conversations after a Burial, The Passage of Winter, Art, The Unexpected Man, Life x 3 and A Spanish Play have been produced worldwide and translated into thirty-five languages.
Christopher Hampton’s work for the theatre includes The Philanthropist, Savages, Treats, Tales from Hollywood. He is also known for his translations of Ibsen, Horvath, Moliere and Chekhov Movies: A Dangerous Method, Dangerous Liaisons, Atonement, Total Eclipse, The Quiet American, Carrington, The Secret Agent and Imagining Argentina.
Michael ..... Lenny Henry
Veronica ..... Rosie Cavaliero
Alan ..... .Joseph Millson
Annette ..... Monica Dolan
Directed by James Macdonald
Produced by Catherine Bailey
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4
- Sat 23 Jan 2016 14:30
- Sat 22 Aug 2020 14:55