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Tamsin Greig, Janet McTeer and Ken Stott will join Ralph Fiennes in the UK premiere of The God of Carnage, a new comedy by French playwright Yasmina Reza.
Fiennes plays a lawyer and the father of a nine-year-old boy who has hit another child in the school playground. As a result, he and his wife (Greig) are invited to the victim's parent's (Stott and McTeer) home to discuss the matter.
Greig, who won the 2007 Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance in the RSC's Much Ado About Nothing, has also appeared on stage in A Midsummer Night's Dream and King John. She is, however, probably best known for her TV roles in Green Wing, Black Books and Love Soup.
McTeer's numerous stage credits include The Duchess of Malfi, A Doll's House, the Globe's all-female production of The Taming of the Shrew in which she played Petruchio and, most recently, the title role in Mary Stuart (Donmar Warehouse and West End).
Stott's theatre credits include Cymbeline, The Rose Tattoo, Death of a Salesman, The Misanthrope, the original West End production of Reza's Art and, most recently, Heroes. His screen credits include Rebus, Messiah, Uncle Adolf, The Vice (TV); and Casanova, The Mighty Celt and Shallow Grave (film).
The God of Carnage will reunite the team behind Art - Christopher Hampton (translator), Matthew Warchus (director), and David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers (producers).