Monday 16 February 2009
Everyman, Cheltenham

God of Carnage

A New Play By Yasmina Reza
Translated By Christopher Hampton
Directed By Matthew Warchus.

Richard E Grant

Starring: Richard E Grant, Lia Williams and Paul Ritter

God of Carnage played to packed houses at Gielgud Theatre earlier this year becoming one of the most successful plays in the history of the West End. Originally starring Ralph Fiennes, Ken Stott, Janet McTeer and Tamsin Greig, it now plays the Everyman before returning to the West End with an equally stellar cast led by Richard E Grant and Lia Williams.

When eleven year old Ferdinand hit eleven year old Bruno with a stick in a playground punch-up and knocks out two of his teeth, the combatants' enlightened parents meet to talk things over. But once the niceties are over and the drink starts flowing, it is the parents who turn into spoilt brats.