18/01/2008 - 16/02/2008
Don’t tell me we didn’t want the best for our kids
A young couple check into a hotel with their two small children. A week passes before the police make a chilling discovery.
In 1999, in the suburban town of Aalst, two parents murdered their children. The ensuing high profile and dramatic trial led to much soul-searching in the Belgian media.
In 2005 Belgian theatre company, Victoria, dramatised the case, working from source material including statements and interviews, TV footage of the trial and a documentary on the murder investigation.
Produced in theatres and festivals across Europe, Aalst has built a reputation as a powerful and complex piece of modern theatre which raises disturbing questions – questions that have no easy answer.
Aalst is a production based on real events, born in Europe, re-worked, reshaped and re-imagined for a Scottish audience by a brilliant and eclectic creative team.
Adapted by highly acclaimed novelist Duncan McLean and directed by original creator Pol Heyvaert from the internationally renowned company Victoria, Aalst sees a welcome return to the stage for the multiaward winning Kate Dickie (Red Road), David McKay (My Name is Joe) and features the voice of Gary Lewis (Billy Elliot).