God of Carnage at Lyric Hammersmith – First Look

Production images have been released for the revival of Yasmina Reza’s award-winning play God of Carnage now playing at the Lyric Hammersmith.

God of Carnage
Ariyon Bakare, Martin Hutson, Dinita Gohil and Freema Agyeman. Photo: The Other Richard

Yasmina Reza’s Olivier and Tony Award-winning dark comedy God Of Carnage is now playing at the Lyric Hammersmith in a revival directed by Lyric Associate Director Nicholai La Barrie.


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.

God of Carnage
The cast of God of Carnage. Photo: The Other Richard

Making her Lyric stage debut is Freema Agyeman as Veronica Novak, best known for her role as the companion Martha Jones in Doctor Who (BBC) as well as Trish in Dreamland (Sky). Also in the company is Ariyon Bakare who previously appeared in BBC series His Dark Materials, playing Alan Raleigh; Dinita Gohil, recently seen in The Father and the Assassin (National Theatre) takes on the role of Annette Raleigh; and Martin Hutson, seen in Small Island (National Theatre), plays Michael Novak.

God of Carnage
Dinita Gohil, Freema Agyeman, Ariyon Bakare and Martin Hutson. Photo: The Other Richard

God of Carnage is designed by Lily Arnold who returns to the Lyric following the triumph of A Doll’s House (2019), the lighting design is by Richard Howell, sound design and composition by Asaf Zohar, casting by Heather Basten CDG, fight direction by Bethan Clark, vocal coaching by Christopher Holt, assistant direction by Mo Korede, senior casting assistance by Fran Cattaneo, and casting assistance by Iman Wilson.



Lyric Hammersmith
Freema Agyeman and Martin Hutson. Photo: The Other Richard

A Lyric Hammersmith Theatre production
God of Carnage
By Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Nicholai La Barrie

Dates: Friday 01 – Saturday 30 September 2023
Open Captioned Performance: Fri 15 September, 7.30pm
Chilled Environment Performance: Wednesday 20 September, 2.30pm
BSL Performance: Thursday 21 September, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Tuesday 26 September, 7.30pm

Lyric Hammersmith
Martin Hutson and Ariyon Bakare. Photo: The Other Richard
God of Carnage
Dinita Gohil and Freema Agyeman. Photo: The Other Richard
God of Carnage
Aryion Bakare. Photo: The Other Richard
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