It's a powerful and visceral political thriller about Rwanda, set in 1994, just as the country teeters on the brink of genocide. The action centres on an American college professor, who has gone to Rwanda to research a book, and has taken his family with him. The family become entangled with various different political factions, Hutu, Tutsi, French, British and American, and are forced to confront their sense of right and wrong as they gradually become more and more aware of the situation unfolding around them.
You can't help but feel slightly awkward as you sit sipping a glass of wine at the interval, pondering the sheer terror of what happened in Rwanda from the saftey of London's South Bank. But theatre's strength lies in that special ability to drive an emotional message right through your heart, and if audiences come away from the play inspired to join human rights organisations, then the play has succeeded.