God Of Carnage [Drama]

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2016012320200822 (R4)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.

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

An altercation between two boys brings their parents together. With very strong language.

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An altercation between two boys brings their parents together. Contains strong language.

Drama from BBC Radio 4