Prosperous Dramatic Society present ‘God of Carnage’ by Yasmina Reza

Translated by Christopher Hampton



What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach their children how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime?
Boys will be boys, but the adults are usually worse – much worse.


AlanRobert Massey
AnnetteCyrena Hayes
VeronicaZita McGarry-Kelly
MichaelDave O’Sullivan


DirectorCiaran Healy
Stage ManagerSiobhan Keogh
Set DesignerTony Colton
 Paul Kelly
SoundClaire O’Neill
LightingBrian Moran
 James Murphy
CostumesJenni Hawkins
Set BuildersTony Colton
 Paul Kelly
 Stuart McCormack
 John Clarke
 Jimmy Grace
 Ian Prendergast
 Connie Broderick
 Daniel Clarke
 Peter O’Neill
 TJ Duggan
Backstage CrewRoisin O’Gorman
 Josh Hawkins
 Lucy Byrne

About The Group

Prosperous is a small village in Co.Kildare with a strong tradition of theatre and the group are thrilled to have won the RTÉ All Ireland Drama Finals for the first time in 2018. The group first won the 1-Act Open All Ireland finals in 1995 and re-joined the circuit in 2009. Prosperous won the 1-Act All Ireland finals in 2012 and were invited to perform their winning production in Monaco at the Mondial du Théâtre. The group are consistent qualifiers for the 3-Act All Ireland finals in Athlone. They held the title of Ulster Champions in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, the group decided to take a break from the circuit and then placed 3rd in the All Ireland Finals in 2016. The group were awarded the Abbey Theatre award in the 2017 RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival finals, bringing The Play about the Baby to the Peacock Stage for 4 sold out performances and again in 2018 with Sylvia. In 2019 Prosperous Dramatic Society defended their title with their production of ‘An Enemy of the People’ winning the coveted RTÉ’s All Ireland Drama Festival premier prize in Athlone for the second year in a row!