The production of Yasmina Reza’s Olivier and Tony Award-winning dark comedy will run at the Lyric Hammersmith from the 1st to the 30th September.

God of Carnage Rehearsals Lyric Hammersmith. (c) The Other Richard

Rehearsal images have been released for Lyric Associate Director Nicholai La Barrie’s production of The God of Carnage, translated by Academy Award-winning Christopher Hampton (The Father) , beginning performances next month.

God of Carnage Rehearsals Lyric Hammersmith. (c)The Other Richard

When 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.

This production of the play will see Freema Agyeman as Veronique Vallon, best known for her role as the companion Martha Jones in Doctor Who (BBC) as well as Trish in Dreamland (Sky), making her Lyric stage debut. She is joined in the cast by Ariyon Bakare who previously appeared in BBC hit-series His Dark Materials, playing Alain Reille; Dinita Gohil, recently seen in the Father and the Assassin (National Theatre) who takes on the role of Annette Reille; and Martin Hutson, seen in Small Island (National Theatre), plays Michel Vallon.

God of Carnage Rehearsals Lyric Hammersmith. (c)The Other Richard

God of Carnage will feature designs by Lily Arnold who returns to the Lyric following the triumph of A Doll’s House (2019), with lighting design by Richard Howell, sound design and composition by Asaf Zohar, and casting by Heather Basten CDG.

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