International Institute of Political Murder: Hate Radio

Behaviour presents

International Institute of Political Murder: Hate Radio

Fri 14 - Sun 16 Mar 2014 | 7pm (110 mins) | No performance on Sat 15th | £14/£10 (Behaviour festival passes available for £48/£38)

Script and Direction: Milo Rau
Dramaturgy and Conceptual Management: Jens Dietrich

In Rwanda, during the Spring of 1994, more than 800,000 Tutsis and thousands of moderate Hutus were brutally murdered over the course of three months in one of the most shocking acts of genocide in the 20th century. A central role in this racist violence was played by the popular radio station RTLM, where sports reports and the latest music were broadcast alongside aggressive propaganda and targeted incitement to violence. If you had looked for a simple and effective target in order to halt the genocide in Rwanda, wrote the American journalist Philip Gourevitch, then RTLM would have been an ideal place to start.

German theatre company International Institute of Political Murder, founded by director Milo Rau, carried out extensive research into these broadcasts and spoke to victims, perpetrators and a wide range of experts. Now, as the twentieth anniversary of the massacre approaches, Hate Radio recreates an RTLM broadcast in startling detail, with a Rwandan cast performing from within the glass walls of the reconstructed radio studio where the audience experience the piece through radio headsets. The audience experience live the insidious power of propaganda, while video projections of the victims’ stories are interspersed throughout. After strong showings at festivals across Europe, Behaviour 2014 marks the first UK performance of this powerful piece of documentary theatre.

A production of IIPM – International Institute of Political Murder.

“It is an eerie evening. A breathtaking change of perspective happens here as is only possible in theatre.”
Süddeutsche Zeitung

“Political theatre of the highest calibre.”
★★★★★’ De Theaterkrant

* No performance Sat 15th.


Full Behaviour listingsBehaviour on Facebook@ArchesGlasgow@RosieArches


Please enter at 253 Argyle Street
All Behaviour shows are 18 and over. Please call Box Office on 0141 565 1000 or if you are under 18 and would like to attend.