Hate Radio

Milo Rau

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Time: 8pm


Tickets:

Pay What You Can (Recommended Price £16)*
19 April

Full Price £16 / Concession £12*
20 – 22 April

*all orders will be subject to a transaction fee of £1.

Running Time: 1h52 mins (no interval)


Age Recommendation: 14+


This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber.

You will listen to Hate Radio through individual radios and earphones, provided when you arrive. If you have any concerns about listening to the show through earphones please contact access@bac.org.uk.

Can words kill? Can a radio broadcast fuel massacres? How susceptible are we to media manipulation? 

Rwanda, 1994. A radio broadcast sparks the most brutal genocide since the end of the Cold War. Rwandan society is swept away by the idea of eradicating a minority in the name of peace and freedom.  

Twenty-nine years on, an award-winning dramatist reconstructs a radio broadcast from RTLM using eyewitness accounts, studies, and reports of real-life events during the genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda. 

The acclaimed Swiss theatre director, journalist and lecturer Milo Rau brings their award-winning piece Hate Radio to BAC after touring from the Avignon Festival and the Theatertreffen, Berlin to more than twenty countries.

 

This performance is in French and Kinyarwanda. All performances will be captioned in English.

Content warning: Detailed description of murder, mutilation, rape, genocide, sexual assault and execution (not enacted on stage), racist language and violent hate speech

 

Post-Show Discussion – 19 April

A post-show discussion will follow the performance of Hate Radio on 19th April. This will be moderated by Pelin Basaran, Head of Programming at BAC, Alphonsine Kabagabo, representing Survivors Fund (SURF), Ivan Nyagatare the Secretary for the Rwandan Diaspora, and members of the Hate Radio Cast.

Alphonsine Kabagabo is a professional with 20 years of experience in leading the design and delivery of girl-centred, gender-transformative programmes for the World Assocation of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, particularly in the Africa Region. She is currently the Director of Women for Refugee Women, an organisation that advocates for and empowers women refugees. Alphonsine is also a passionate advocate for girls and women’s rights with extensive experience as a facilitator and speaker in regional and international events addressing issues such as self-esteem, education, leadership development, the fight against gender-based violence and economic empowerment.

Alphonsine is a passionate advocate for cultural understanding and peacebuilding. She is a trustee of Survivors Fund (SURF), a registered charity which supports survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda through a range of programmes including skills training, livelihood development, housing, education and counselling.

As a survivor of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda and a member of the speaker’s team of the Ishami Foundation, she speaks at school, universities and other public and private places to share her experience through education and awareness raising.

Ivan Nyagatare is a social entrepeneur, educator, and writer. Rwanda-born and London-based, Ivan is passionate about leveraging technology to create evergreen solutions for the community. He started BOW, a creative agency where he builds brands like ISHURI, a platform where Rwandans and their friends can learn about the country’s language, culture, and history, and The Wisdomous, a weekly newsletter about how to have a better outlook on life. He serves as the Secretary for the Rwandan Diaspora in the United Kingdom.

PRE EVENT INFORMATION

This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber. This space is on the first floor, with step-free access via a lift.

If you have booked a ticket you will receive an email from us before your performance detailing important information about your visit.

PERSONAL ASSISTANT/COMPANION TICKETS

If you require the assistance of a friend or helper to attend, we can make a free ticket available for your companion. You can book access companion tickets online or contact the Box Office to book by emailingaccess@bac.org.uk. 

To book a free access companion online:

  • log in to your account here
  • go to ‘Other preferences’ and tick ‘I require a personal assistant/companion’.
  • Choose the performance, date and seats you would like and if you add at least 2 tickets to your basket, then one of these will automatically become free.

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Captioned performances: All performances will be captioned
Find out more about captioned performances

Content

  • There will be some loud music
  • There will be sounds playing under people talking
  • This performance is in French and Kinyarwanda. All performances will be captioned in English
  • Content warning: Detailed description of murder, mutilation, rape, genocide, sexual assault and execution (not enacted on stage), racist language and violent hate speech

All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to and if you need to leave the performance at any point you will be allowed to return to the space when you feel ready.

You will listen to Hate Radio through individual radios and earphones, provided when you arrive. If you have any concerns about listening to the show through earphones please contact access@bac.org.uk.

PRE-SHOW INFORMATION

VISIT OUR ACCESS PAGE

A Production by the International Institute of Political Murder – IIPM

Concept, Text & Direction: Milo Rau
Dramaturgy & Production: Jens Dietrich with (Live) Sebastien Fou-Cault, Olga Mouak, Diogene Ntarindwa, Eric Ngangare; (On Video) Estelle Marion, Nancy Nkusi
Sets & Costumes: Anton Lukas
Video: Marcel Bächtiger
Sound: Jens Baudisch
Assistant Director: Mascha Euchner-Martinez

HATE RADIO is a production by IIPM Berlin/Zürich with Migros-Kulturprozent Schweiz, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Hebbel am Ufer (HAU) Berlin, Schlachthaus Theater Bern, Beursschouwburg Brüssel, migros museum für gegenwartskunst Zürich, Kaserne Basel, Südpol Luzern, Verbrecher Verlag Berlin, Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre and Ishyo Arts Centre Kigali.

Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds (HKF), Migros-Kulturprozent Schweiz, Pro Helvetia – Schweizer Kulturstif-tung, Kulturelles.bl (Basel), Bildungs- und Kulturdepartement des Kantons Luzern, Amt für Kultur St. Gallen, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F. V. S., GGG Basel, Goethe-Institut Brüssel, Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, Brussels Airlines, Spacial Solutions, Commission Nationale de Lutte contre le Génocide (CNLG), Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED), Contact FM Kigali, IBUKA Rwanda (Dachorganisation der Opferverbände des Genozids in Ruanda) and the Hochschule der Künste Bern (HKB), Friede Springer Stiftung.

With the support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia

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