They say kids will be kids, but the adults are worse - much worse.


The other day in the park, 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.


Lyric Associate Director Nicholai La Barrie directs Yasmina Reza’s Olivier and Tony Award-winning play, translated by Academy Award winning Christopher Hampton.


With her sharp corrosive wit Reza rips the thin veneer of civility with heart-pounding honesty. God of Carnage is the unmissable darkly funny roller-coaster you won’t want to end.


Winner! Three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Play
Winner! 2009 Olivier Award for Best Comedy


90 minutes (1 hour 30) – No Interval

Good To Know

20-Sep-23 God of Carnage perf 2.30pm CHILLED ENVIRONMENT


Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL

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Suitable For Children

Age guidance: 14+

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Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL


4.0(3 reviews)
  • Christina

    Oct 15, 2023

    The story line was interesting and the dynamics of relationships was interesting and thought provoking. Good balance of comedy and brilliant cast and acting. I was gripped all the way through and did not loose interest.

  • Terri

    Sep 24, 2023

    Thoroughly enjoyed, performance from all cast outstanding. Never laughed so much on a Saturday afternoon 🤣It gets 5 🌟plus!

  • JEP

    Sep 19, 2023

    Disappointing play quite well performed

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