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Event Series Event Series: Agathe

AGATHE

  • Location Society Room

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  • Date Apr 30
  • Time 7:30 pm till 9:00 pm
  • Tickets £12 - 16
  • Ages14+ accompanied by an adult (please note the show will feature adult material, it’s of ticket buyers discretion)

Sohaya Visions and Mukul and Ghetto Tigers present AGATHE
A multi-award-winning play by Angela J. Davis
Directed by Mukul Ahmed

 

Focusing on an extraordinary woman who was head of state for less than a day, the play marks the 30th year since the 1994 genocide against Tutsi people in Rwanda.

A plane crash takes the life of an African president and ignites a killing spree that the world will later recognize as the 1994 genocide against Tutsi people in Rwanda.

The person who was next in line for the country’s presidency — and who was, in fact, the country’s head of state for less than a day — was Agathe Uwilingiyimana, a university professor and an advocate for women and girls’ education.


REVIEWS

‘A beacon for our times, Agathe’s silenced story and brave spirit is captured in this riveting play.This clear, accessible story is performed by an impressive cast of five actors that never fails to hold the audience’s attention. Agathe and Mbaye stand as important examples of how, in even the most horrific circumstances, people can oppose genocide and save people’s lives.’ (British Reviews Hub)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘For a play about a very sombre and serious subject, Davis’s script contains many funny lines…Agathe is a tense and effective reminder of how order can slide into chaos and why we should stand against inhumanity, even as it overwhelms us.’ (Reviews Hub)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Natasha Bain gives an outstanding performance as the former education minister who turns to UN peacekeepers when she learns that her name is on a kill list…a captivating insight into a forgotten leader’ (Morning Star).

⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘There can be few things more inspirational and more harrowing on the London stage right now… An inspirational figure deserving of his own theatrical legacy, and Attoh-Woods captures the charisma and understanding of human nature’. (Salterton Arts Reviews)


SAVE WITH GROUP BOOKING / SE25 RESIDENT

For groups of 5 or more – 30% off – use the discount code AGATHE20 at the checkout.
For residents of SE25, 20% off – use the discount code AGATHE30 at the checkout.


Due to logistical reasons, the theatre play, AGATHE, will be performed without the built set for these two days.


AGATHE was a top-four finalist for the prestigious Jane Chambers Award and received several other honors including the Henley Rose Award, Landing Theatre New American Voices Award, and the SETC Getchell Award. It also received Audience Selection and a Special Commendation for a RAFTA Award.

There will be a short interval.

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