The Swan Theatre Company presents

The God of Carnage

By Yasmina Reza
Directed by Robert Graydon

Monday 16th - Saturday 21st March

Read the review from the Fine Times Recorder

Hilarious though this play is, the comedy is dark though each character has sufficient redeeming features as well as their dubious moral codes to gain our sympathy. With the humour, the cast and the excellent direction by Robert Graydon, this is a play you MUST see.

An eleven year old boy strikes another boy with a stick, knocking out his two front teeth. Set in present-day, see what happens when the two married couples meet for the first time, shortly after this schoolyard fight, to discuss what should be doen about it.

Any attempt at having a civilized discussion about whose child is responsible for the fight quickly deteriorates into blaming, name-calling, stomping around and throwing things. And then they start drinking! 

Doors open 7:15pm, show starts 7:45pm.



Forthcoming productions

  • Brontë 12 - 17 March

    Brontë 12 - 17 March

    Monday 12 March to Saturday 17 March, 19:30Tickets on sale from 19th February

    'Brontë' is a modern and revealing look into the lives of three of the country's most treasured writers. Tickets on sale to public from 19th February.

  • What The Butler Saw 7 - 12 May

    What The Butler Saw 7 - 12 May

    Monday 7 May to Saturday 12 May, 19:30Tickets on sale from 16th April

    What the Butler Saw is a farce written by the English playwright Joe Orton, who also wrote 'Entertaining Mr Sloane'.

  • July


    Monday 16 July to Saturday 21 July, 19:30Tickets on sale from 25th June

    To be announced

  • The Tempest 17- 22 September

    The Tempest 17- 22 September

    Monday 17 September to Saturday 22 September, 19:30Tickets on sale from 27th August

    Shakespeare’s comedy about a major act of betrayal, ill treatment, the development of magic arts and a plot of revenge.

  • And Then There Were None 12 - 17 November

    And Then There Were None 12 - 17 November

    Monday 12 November to Saturday 17 November, 19:30Tickets on sale from 22nd October

    And Then There Were None, one of Christie’s most popular and critically acclaimed novels, was made into a stage play. Several film versions have been produced, the most celebrated of which is the 1945 version starring Barry Fitzgerald and Walter Huston.