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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.

Cast:
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

1 hour, 2 minutes

Last on

Sat 22 Aug 2020 14:55

Credits

Role Contributor
Writer Yasmina Reza
Michael Lenny Henry
Veronica Rosie Cavaliero
Millson Joseph Millson
Annette Monica Dolan
Director James Macdonald
Producer Catherine Bailey

Broadcasts

  • Sat 23 Jan 2016 14:30
  • Sat 22 Aug 2020 14:55

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