Harvest Moon Theatre Group presents: GOD of CARNAGE


Harvest Moon Theatre Group presents:


by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hamptom

Good Friday Night – 7th April 2023

Doors: 7.00pm | Show: 8.00pm | Full Bar


Synopsis of Play

God of Carnage was written by Yasmina Reza and was first published in 2008. Two sets of parents meet to resolve a conflict between their two children. What is supposed to be a civilised meeting turns into a barrage of name calling, tantrums and tears. In this hysterical comedy when the gloves come off, dirty laundry is aired and the grownups find themselves in their own playground. Originally written in French, the play was translated into English by translator Christopher Hampton, and has enjoyed acclaim in productions in both London and New York.

Sunday Independent described the play as ‘.. very funny…a positive joy to watch..’’

The Sunday Times said it ‘…Is highly entertaining…it certainly gave us a good laugh’

Group Information

Harvest Moon Theatre Group is a new group based in Claremorris, Co Mayo, with members drawn from all over Connaught.  All of the group members have experience of the All-Ireland circuit with other groups.

Kevin Woods is a native of Roscommon. He has played Ray in ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’, Bartley in ‘Spreading The News’, IRA Man and Scottish Veterinary Student in ‘The Lone Furrow’, Bartley in ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’, The Neighbour in ‘27 Wagons Full of Cotton’ and Padraig Pearse in ‘A Nation Once Again’ amongst many other plays and films.

John Morley, from Bekan, has played Johnnie Pateen in ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’, Roger in ‘I Do Not Like Thee Dr Fell’, Tom in ‘Conversations on a Homecoming’, Pato in ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’, Frank in ‘Frank’s Last Waltz’. He has also appeared in a number of Short films with The Little Cinema Galway and Dolmen Films.

Rosemary Dixon is no stranger to the stage in Claremorris. She was part of the Garrymore Drama Group that won the All-Ireland Confined Finals in 1990 with their production of The Playboy of the Western World directed by Ray Leonard RIP. Rosemary played The Widow Quinn in that production. Rosemary has played Miss Dee in ‘Sharon’s Grave’, Julia in ‘The Country Boy’, Freda in ‘The Year of The Hiker’, Maureen in ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’, Kate in ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ and many more parts.

Vera Kilgallon is from Mayo Abbey and has appeared as Maureen in ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’, Breda in ‘Eden’, Peggy in ‘Conversations On a Homecoming’, Vera in ‘Factory Girls’, and Helen in ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’. She has directed a number pf plays and appeared in a number of films including a small part in ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’.

John Corless is a photographer, writer and director from Claremorris. He has written radio and stage plays and his work has been performed and broadcast nationally. His documentary ‘Dancing Nancy’ about the bombing of Claremorris Town Hall in the 1970s, was broadcast on RTE Radio One in 2022.

This is the group’s first appearance at Claremorris Town Hall Theatre.