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Thursday, April 28, 2011


(Pic by Val Adamson: Jailoshini Naidoo, Iain "Ewok" Robinson, Tim Wells and Clare Mortimer)

KickstArt is to stage the wickedly funny social comedy, The God of Carnage, for a three-week run at Seabrooke’s Theatre.

Having already commenced its artistic programme for this year with the highly successful musical review, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Durban’s top theatre company has announced the first of four new productions that will form the basis of an exciting and diverse theatrical calendar for the company in 2011.

Described as the hottest ticket on Broadway, The God of Carnage features a brilliant local cast of multi-award winning actors: Clare Mortimer, Jailoshini Naidoo, Tim Wells and Iain ‘Ewok’ Robinson.

Tony Award winner Yasmina Reza (writer of Art) brings a razor wit and profound understanding of human subtleties to her play in which two civilized married couples meet up to sort out a playground fight. The son of one couple has broken two of the teeth of the son of another. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses and the rum flows, huge tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving their liberal principles in tatters, and the audience in stitches!

Translated by Christopher Hampton, The God of Carnage is the winner of a number of prestigious awards, such as Best New Comedy! - 2009 Olivier Awards; Best Play of the 2009 Drama League Awards and 2009 Tony Awards, as well as Winner Best New Play for the 2009 Outer Circle Critics Awards.

The play is directed by Steven Stead and designed by Greg King, with lighting design by Tina le Roux.

The God of Carnage will run from May 10 to 29 at the newly refurbished and re-designed Seabrooke’s Theatre, DHS. Performances are at 19h30 from Tuesday to Saturday (15h00 on Sundays). Tickets R90 from Tuesday to Thursdays and R100 from Friday to Sunday. Booking is at Computicket (unreserved seating)

For more details about KickstArt and the 2011 season visit