Tale of Rwandan genocide

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A PLAY set in the bloody aftermath of the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s will be presented by the Stephen Joseph Youth Theatre at the SJT this week.

Children of Killers is set a few years after the Tutsi genocide, when the perpetrators were being released and were trickling back to their villages.

A trio of friends, born after the tragedy, prepare to meet the men who gave them life.

But as the homecoming draws closer, the young men are haunted by the sins of their fathers and wonder: Who can you become when violence is your inheritance?

Children of Killers was written by Katori Hall, a playwright and performer from Memphis in the USA. Her other plays include The Mountaintop, which won an Olivier award for best new play.

Directed by Cheryl Govan, the production contains strong language and can be seen at 7pm Friday and 2pm and 7pm Saturday. 

Children of Killers is being performed as part of National Theatre Connections, a celebration of young theatre talent. Ten plays have been commissioned by the National Theatre from some of today’s most exciting writers.