London Theatre TicketsPlaysGod of Carnage - Tickets
1 hr 30 min with no interval
Until 30 September 2023
Suitable for 14+

Why watch God of Carnage?

  • God of Carnage at Lyric Hammersmith delivers a thrilling roller-coaster ride of emotions, navigating the murky waters of adult behaviour with biting humour.
  • Directed by Lyric Associate Director Nicholai La Barrie, known for his award-winning productions, this show is a masterclass in storytelling and character development.
  • This Olivier and Tony Award-winning play, written by Yasmina Reza and adapted by Academy Award winner Christopher Hampton, guarantees a night of exceptional theatre.
  • Book your tickets to God of Carnage, London and delve into its darkly comedic tone, which rips off the veneer of politeness from society's face, exposing its true nature underneath.

God of Carnage at the Lyric Hammersmith in London is an unmissable theatrical experience. The Olivier and Tony Award-winning play is a masterclass in storytelling, helmed by Lyric's Associate Director Nicholai La Barrie, acclaimed for his evocative direction. The script, penned by French playwright Yasmina Reza, known for her sharp wit and brutal honesty, has been beautifully translated by Academy Award winner Christopher Hampton.

Together, they transform a simple narrative of a meeting between two sets of parents into a thrilling exploration of human nature, ripping through the veneer of civility to reveal raw, unfiltered reality. The stellar cast brings the darkly funny script to life with their compelling performances. Watch the God of Carnage, London to gain a deep insight into the heightened understanding of the complexities of adult behaviour.


The story revolves around a playground altercation between two 11-year-old boys, Ferdinand and Bruno. After Ferdinand knocks out Bruno's two front teeth, their parents decide to meet for a supposedly civil conversation about the incident. However, as night falls over London, the meeting spirals into chaos.

The initially polite discourse descends into explosive tantrums, name-calling, and tears. What begins as a straightforward discussion about their children's misdemeanours soon reveals the true savagery and hypocrisy of adult behaviour. Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage is a darkly funny exploration of human nature that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. Get your tickets to God of Carnage, London today!

Show timings

  • Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 7:30 PM
  • Wed & Sat: 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Show timings for God of Carnage may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.
  • Open captioned performance: 15 September 7:30 PM
  • Chilled Performance: 20 September 2:30 PM
  • BSL Performance: 21 September 7:30 PM
  • Audio described performance: 26 September 7:30 PM

Cast & crew

  • Leading Roles: Freema Agyeman as Veronique Vallon, Ariyon Bakare as Alain Reille, Dinita Gohil as Annette Reille, Martin Hutson as Michael Vallon
  • Direction: Nicholai La Barrie
  • Writer: Yasmina Reza
  • Translator: Christopher Hampton

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Age & content guide

  • This show is recommended for ages 14+.
  • This production will contain strong language, simulated vomit and one instance of racist language.
  • Please keep in mind that London theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Lyric HammersmithRead more

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, located in London, is renowned for its innovative and engaging productions. Known for its blend of historical charm and modern design, the theatre has staged a diverse range of award-winning shows. It's celebrated for its commitment to nurturing new talent and presenting high-quality, thought-provoking theatre, making it an ideal venue for God of Carnage.

Seating Capacity: 591

Getting there

Address: Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL, United Kingdom

Tube: The theatre is a 2-min walk from both Hammersmith tube stations and the bus station

Bus: Buses that service the area are 27, 110, 190, 218, 267, 306, H91, N9, N11, N266

Facilities & accessibility

Available Facilities: Cloakroom, Bar, Restaurant, Toilets

Accessibility: Accessible Toilets, Wheelchair Spaces Available, Assistance Dogs Allowed, Accessible Performances, Visual & Hearing Assistance

Additional information

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Lyric Hammersmith.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Tickets redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your God of Carnage voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Ratings & reviews

1 Ratings

Frequently asked questions about God of Carnage

How do I buy tickets for God of Carnage, London at West End?

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How much do the tickets for God of Carnage, London cost?

The cost of the tickets for God of Carnage, London will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

How can I buy cheap or discounted tickets to God of Carnage, London?

The best way to buy cheap or discounted tickets for God of Carnage, London is to book them online as you will often come across attractive discounts. Book your tickets to God of Carnage, London in advance as they tend to get more expensive closer to the show date.

How can I buy last-minute tickets to God of Carnage, London?

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Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted tickets to God of Carnage, London?

Watch God of Carnage, London from the best seats. Booking tickets online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the opening date for God of Carnage, London?

God of Carnage opens on 2 September 2023 at Lyric Hammersmith.

What age is God of Carnage appropriate for?

God of Carnage is suitable for children of 14 and above.

Where is God of Carnage playing in London?

God of Carnage is playing at Lyric Hammersmith in London and opens on 2 September 2023.

How long does God of Carnage run for?

The running time of God of Carnage is 1 hours and 30 minutes with no intermission.

What is God of Carnage about?

God of Carnage is a dark comedy about two sets of parents who meet to discuss a playground fight between their children, only for their own behaviour to descend into chaos.

Who are the main stars of God of Carnage, London?

The main stars of God of Carnage are Freema Agyeman as Veronique Vallon, Ariyon Bakare as Alain Reille, Dinita Gohil as Annette Reille, and Martin Hutson as Michael Vallon.

What is the dress code while attending God of Carnage?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending God of Carnage in London?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending God of Carnage. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Lyric Hammersmith?

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has multiple facilities including a bar, restaurant, cloakroom, and toilets available for the audiences during God of Carnage.

Can I take pictures or videos of God of Carnage inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.