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God of Carnage

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

June 14, 15, 16 & 17, 2017

God of Carnage

by David Hare

Directed by
Dan Dryer

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“Verbal battles are hilarious”
– Shoreham Herald –


Sarah Charsley – Veronica Novak

John Garland – Michael Novak

Rose Hall-Smith – Annette Raleigh

Guy Steddon – Alan Raleigh


Production Crew

Stage ManagerDavid Comber

Deputy Stage ManagerJulian Batstone

Lighting DesignMartin Oakley

Lighting OperationJulian Batstone

Sound OperationEmily Hale

Technical AdvisorMartin Oakley

WardrobeMaggie Pierce

WardrobeCherry Fraser

PropertiesAnita Shipton

PropertiesDi Tidzer

Workshop memberDavid Comber

Workshop memberDave Collis

Workshop memberCarl Gray

Workshop memberNigel Goldfinch

Workshop memberGary Walker

PublicityJudith Berrill

PublicityRosemary Bouchy

PublicityPeter Joyce

PublicityMaggi Pierce

Publicity DesignJudith Berrill

Front of HouseTor Dunster

Programme Note #1: God of Carnage

DD wrote: “So what’s going on with the chairs?

Often in theatre we see the actors standing on stage at a jaunty angle to the ‘fourth wall’, never looking behind them and always talking so that their expressions can always be seen.

The danger with this traditional approach is that, for me, there is always an artificial barrier between the audience and the actors.

When you perform in the round there is no ‘fourth wall’. Actors stand more naturally and face each other haed on. In the round the audience is drawn into the play in a much more intimate way and as such feel part of the action themselves. You may see someone talking with her back to you and your attention is naturally focused on the other actors listening to them.

Performing in the round lends itself to intimate, realistic setting and as such, Yasmina Reza’s play about the dramatic destruction of pretensions of well-to-do liberals is a perfect choice.

I hope you enjoy the evening.”