Nonentities stage a modern "comedy of manners" -
without the manners!
What happens when two sets of modern parents meet up to deal in an "adult and civilised way" with playground violence and resulting injury, between their children?
In Yasmina Reza’s brilliant and successful "sharp-edged" new comedy,
THE GOD OF CARNAGE, translated by Christopher Hampton, the pose of urban sophistication quickly descends into bickering, name-calling, tantrums and tears before bed. In the bitter rows which result, it becomes clear that whilst boys will be boys, adults are usually worse - much worse! And that’s before they get the rum bottle out!
As in her earlier play Art, also previously staged by the Nonentities, the author deals with deep feelings and ideas in beautifully constructed, but strong and sometimes "very adult" language, and whilst the laughs come frequently, there is also much to think about, as the pretensions and problems with modern life are ruthlessly exposed.
THE GOD OF CARNAGE presented by The Nonentities and staged without an interval as is the author’s intention, is the next event in the Rose Theatre Studio, and opens on Monday 3rd April, and runs until Saturday 8th April at 7.30pm each evening. Tickets are available now, price £9.50 on Monday, £11.00 on Tuesday - Thursday and £11.50 on Friday and Saturday from the Box Office 01562 743745, or www.rosetheatre.co.uk