So, farewell then, the God of Carnage. Melting Pot's 2016 tour finished in time for the summer...
Thank you to all our lovely audience who came to see it, had a good time and said nice things. Watch out for our next production... Melting Pot - proudly unsubsidised since 2002!


Image design by Adam Daffurn

Melting Pot's Spring production, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, finished at Colwall Village Hall, Saturday 16 May for the final performance of the tour.

That's it for another tour - well done to our wonderful cast and crew, thanks, and goodbye till next time.





Audience reaction has been fantastic - here's a selection:

"Absolutely brilliant performances all round and a sparklingly well observed script, very well done, best wishes for the tour!"

"Four actors, a simple set and a whole evening of pure entertainment”

"Every one of the 4 characters was brilliantly portrayed. I first saw this some 6 years ago in the West End, with Tamsin Grieg as Annette... Melting Pot's production was up there with that, especially so in such an intimate setting as Worcester Arts Workshop. Well done all!!!”



The pictures above show James Parsons as Alain, Susan Doran as Veronique, Philip Ward as Michel and Julie Nunn as Annette. , .

See below and the More God of Carnage Pictures page for rehearsal photos by Elodie Bonnick, and the God of Carnage picture gallery page for more production photos.

Photos on this page (c) copyright Elodie Bonnick and Melting Pot Theatre Company


Michel, played by Philip Ward, appears unconvinced by Veronique's argument...
(Susan Doran as Veronique)


Annette (Julie Nunn) warms to her theme, this time it is Alain who is unimpressed


Annette tries unsuccessfully to distract Alain (James Parsons) from an important, but somewhat irritating call...


In the foreground, Alain (James Parsons) and Veronique (Susan Doran) bring some stylish footwear into play early on... behind them, Julie Nunn as Annette and Philip Ward as Michel are pensive

Previous productions...

Seven actors, one iconic play, no problem! - over summer 2012 we took Melting Pot's Hamlet from Worcester (the artHouse/the Bradbury Centre) via Birmingham (The Lamp Tavern and The Station, King's Heath) all the way to Stratford-on-Avon - yes, Shakespeare's birthplace and the garden terrace of the hallowed Dirty Duck.



We loved it - and so did our audiences...

‘The light and shade in the production and the performances was superb… time flew by... I can honestly say it was the first time I really got what this play is all about’
‘Hamlet’s descent into madness was well charted, the eternal question of when he was mad and when he was feigning madness underscored by a teasing ambivalence… This ambitious production succeeds admirably in re-imagining Hamlet'
'Great ensemble and super individual performances, a really excellent production’

Check out Hamlet photos on the Hamlet pictures page and other production photos on the pages for The Memory of Water, Bloody Poetry and Macbeth, all in the menu to the right


Our production of Macbeth in 2007 established our reputation as Worcester's foremost independent theatre company





Philip Leach, Amanda Bonnick and Philip Ward in Macbeth.

'Melting Pot Theatre Company handles Shakespeare with a style that is as razor-sharp as the daggers that flash around the Arts Workshop during this action-packed production'

'Melting Pot never disappoint... I eagerly await their next production' - Worcester Evening News


Melting Pot Theatre Company gratefully acknowledges financial support from Worcester Arts Council, Elmley Small Grants Arts Fund and First Base.



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