God of Carnage

God of Carnage – Freema Agyeman to star in revival of dark comedy

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The Tony and Olivier-winning play God of Carnage is coming to the Lyric, Hammersmith. 

Having recently returned to the UK and starred in the Sky Atlantic’s Dreamland, Freema Ageyman is heading for the stage. This autumn, she’s starring in a revival of the award-winning play God of Carnage. The show is described as an “unmissable darkly funny roller-coaster that you won’t want to end.”

Yasmina Reza’s play tells the story of two of sets of parents who meet up after one’s 11 year old son knocks the other’s two front teeth out. The parents meet for a civil conversation in a suitably calm and rational way… what can go wrong? Chaos ensues as they themselves descend into tantrums, name-calling and tears.

God of Carnage premiered in the West End in 2008 before transferring to Broadway the following year. It won the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Comedy and three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Play.

Freema Agyeman is Martha Jones (c) Big Finish

The cast

Former Doctor Who star appears alongside Ariyon Bakare (Carnival Row), Dinita Gohil (The Sandman) and Martin Hutson (The Honourable Woman).

Speaking to the BBC about new upcoming role, Freema Agyeman said:

“I’m happy to be staying in the genre of dark comedy post Dreamland – God of Carnage made me gasp and guffaw in equal measure. I look forward to performing in this play alongside the fantastic cast and am very excited to be working with director Nicholai La Barrie whose enthusiasm is infectious!”

Her director added:

“God of Carnage pokes fun at wealth, power and money. It lifts the lid on civility which is immensely funny to watch. From the moment I read this play, I imagined it to be a reflection of the cosmopolitan cities that we live in.”

You can book tickets for God of Carnage at the Lyric, Hammersmith now.

The production runs between the 1st and 30th of September, 2023.