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The God of Carnage
The God of Carnage

by Yasmina Reza translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Claire Kingshott

13th to 20th January 2018

Auditions: Sunday 09 July 12.00 noon 

Director:         Claire Dingley

Mobile:           07768-130113

Email:              claire.dingley@ntlworld.com

Please note there will be rehearsals between Christmas and New Year and all cast will be required. Contact me direct for further audition information.

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Overview: Described as a fierce and funny satire, this bitter domestic black comedy is about two ostensibly civilised couples, who meet to discuss a playground punch-up between their respective sons, in a civilised manner. However, as the meeting goes on the parents become increasingly childish, resulting the evening devolving into chaos and barbarism. The children do not appear in the play. 

Characters:

Alain Reille, a lawyer defending a dodgy pharmaceutical company, always on his mobile married to Annette Reille, in “wealth management, namely her husband’s! Consistently wears good shoes! Michel Vallon, a self-made wholesaler and nihilist, living in a hollow marriage with his wife Veronique Vallon, a moral crusader writing a book about Darfur.

Acting ages: mid 30s to mid 50s.

Alain has another son from a previous marriage.

Audition pieces:

There is one audition piece which includes all four actors and then there is a short piece for each individual character.

All from “Fuck off…these people are monsters!”

Michel from “That hamster……………paralysed on the pavement”

Alain phone call “Don’t make any statement…take it off the market”

Annette from “Everyone’s much calmer…impression that he’s alone”**

Veronique “Michel, every word that comes out of your mouth…minor setback”

 

** Annette is slightly drunk by this point!

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