Carnage in Yasmina Reza comedy made in Northampton
A “riotous comedy of frayed nerves and bloated egos”, Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage is the next production in the Made in Northampton series which starts a run at Northampton Royal this week.
Sian Reeves, known for her roles as Sydney Henshall in the BBC hairdressing drama Cutting It and villain Sally Spode in Emmerdale, plays Veronica.
James Doherty (Michael) appeared in the National Theatre’s production of Alecky Blythe’s London Road and last year took the role of Amos Hart in Chicago.
The other couple in the play, Annette and Alan, will be portrayed by Melanie Gutteridge and Simon Wilson.
Melanie Gutteridge played PC Emma Keane in The Bill for three years while her theatre credits include a 2009 tour with the Agatha Christie Company of Spider’s Web and the original production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Private Fears in Public Places (Scarborough and New York).
Simon Wilson was most recently seen in Sheffield Crucible’s production of Michael Frayn’s Benefactors.
God Of Carnage won the 2009 Tony Award for best play and an Olivier Award for best comedy.
It tells the story of how two 11-year-olds are involved in a playground punch-up. Their well-meaning parents call a meeting to discuss the problem but as the wine starts to flow, good intentions evaporate and chaos ensues.
Kate Saxon directs God Of Carnage which runs at Northamton’s Royal and Derngate from Friday (19 October) until Saturday, 10 November.