A FUNNY comic study of middle class parenting is being staged at The Green Room Theatre.

Award-winning God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, is hailed as one of the most successful plays in the history of the West End.

The drama features two sets of parents of 11-year-old boys who have a violent fight in a park.

Knutsford Guardian:

Ewan Henderson and Joan Taylor-Jones as Alan and Annette Reille

Ferdinand hits Bruno with a stick in a playground punch-up and knocks out two of his teeth.

The boys' parents Alain and Annette Reille and Michel and Veronique Vallon decide to meet to talk things over in a civilized manner.

But once the niceties are done with and the drink starts flowing, it is the parents who turn into spoiled brats as the evening dissolves into comedy chaos.

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Director Ian Cole said: “God of Carnage is a wonderfully funny and entertaining physical comedy.

"Think fast paced TV sitcom with our protagonists getting drunker, more childish and even more badly behaved as the evening draws on, with a night of hysterical name-calling and tears.”

Knutsford Guardian:

Abby Cross and Ian Fensome aas Veronique and Michel Vallon

The cast includes Green Room actors Ewan Henderson and Joan Taylor-Jones , who play Alain and Annette Reille, and a welcome return to the theatre for actors Abby Cross and Ian Fensome, who play Veronique and Michel Vallon.

Ian, who produced the theatre's critically acclaimed production of Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense in 2019, said: “Green Room audiences are used to seeing our plays from both sides or from three sides of the acting area which has always made our productions so special and unique to watch.

"For this production the seating will be set in the round, on all four sides of the acting area.

"It’s the first time in years that we have used this seating arrangement which gives the audience an unrivalled ‘close up experience’ of the play as events unfold.”

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and Olivier Award for Best New Comedy the play runs at 7.45pm every evening from Monday February 12 to 19.

Tickets priced £8 members, £10 visitors, are available from greenroomwilmslow.org.uk