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ABOUT

Charles, a disgraced New York Times journalist, arrives in Rwanda for an exclusive interview with two Hutu nuns. Charged with war crimes during the 1994 genocide, the nuns must convince the world of their innocence or face a lifetime in prison. When an unknown survivor contradicts their story, Charles must choose which version of the truth to believe.

 

Ken Urban’s award-winning Sense of an Ending shines a light on journalistic truth and morality amid the atrocity of the Rwandan genocide. Directed byJonathan O’Boyle, and marking the 21st anniversary of the genocide, this compelling political thriller asks if forgiveness is possible in a situation where truth is never simple.

REVIEWS

★★★★★   Time Out                    “SUPERB”                      

★★★★★   Grumpy Gay Critic    “BOLD”  

★★★★★   Exeunt -                      “INTELLIGENT”

★★★★★   London City Nights   “CONFIDENT”

★★★★       Public Reviews          “INTENSE”                     

★★★★       The Upcoming           “CAPTIVATING”

★★★★       Ginger Hibiscus          “POWERFUL”   

★★★★       Entertainment Focus “HUMAN”

★★★★       London Theatre1        "MOVING”

★★★★       Thoughtful Theatre   “ABSORBING” 

★★★★       Culture Whisper         “HEARTBREAKING”  

 

“At the end the audience were too shocked to clap. It’s a moment to treasure” - Aleks Sierz, The Arts Desk

 

“Sense of an Ending is an extraordinarily powerful piece of theatre that approaches this most difficult of subject matters with confidence, intelligence and a surfeit of humanity” - London City Nights

 

★★★★★

“Intense drama brought to life”

Stephen Bates - The Public Reviews

 

★★★★

“Complex, intelligent… breathtaking”

Verity Healy -  Exeunt Magazine

 

★★★★

“A powerful, moving examination of an event many of us remember, but rarely think about.”

Liz Dyer - LondonTheatre1

 

★★★★
“Convincingly performed and effectively staged… gripping and haunting”

Rev Stan

 

'Fantastic...engaging...captured the essence of telling a good story' Josephine Ababio - A Younger Theatre

 

“Sense of an Ending has an elegant grace about it that is utterly gripping. As eloquent an exploration of wartime atrocities and their aftereffects as one could hope to see. “

There Ought to be Clowns

 

★★★★

“It calls out for a transfer to the West End. If there’s any justice, that’s where it will go.”

Greg Wetherall - Bargain Theatreland

CAST

Lynette Clarke - Sister Justina 

Ben Onwukwe - Charles

Akiya Henry - Sister Alice

Abubakar Salim - Paul

Kevin Golding - Dusabi 

CREW

Director

Jonathan O'Boyle

 

Lighting Design

Joshua Pharo

 

Stage Manager

Rike Berg

 

Assistant Director

Hannah Jones

 

Producers

Jessica Campbell & Ramin Sabi

Designer

Cecilia Carey

 

Sound Design

Max Perryment

 

Production Manager

James Ashby

 

Assistant Designer

Harriet Bennett

 

Marketing Assistant

Oliver Tobey