God Of Carnage. Image shows from L to R: Michael (Lenny Henry), Veronica (Rosie Cavaliero), Annette (Monica Dolan), Alan (Joseph Millson). Copyright: Catherine Bailey Productions Limited

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2016
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Stars
Lenny Henry, Rosie Cavaliero, Joseph Millson and Monica Dolan
Writers
Yasmina Reza and Christopher Hampton
Director
James Macdonald
Producer
Catherine Bailey
Companies

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 West End Production, and a Tony for Best Play on Broadway. It contains very strong language.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Le Dieu du carnage (Original French name)
  • Drama: God of Carnage
Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 23rd January 2016 at 2:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
65 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Saturday 22nd August 2020 at 2:55pm on Radio 4

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