Our Lady Of Kibeho


By Katori Hall
Directed by James Dacre 

In 1981 at Kibeho College in Rwanda, a young girl claimed to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary who warned her of the unimaginable: Rwanda becoming hell on earth. She was ignored by her friends and scolded by her school but then another student saw the vision, and another, and the impossible appeared to be true.

Katori Hall’s Our Lady Of Kibeho presents us with a haunting insight into the true events that captured the world’s attention. A vibrantly theatrical meditation on faith and everyday miracles, it was hailed “the most important play of the year” by the Wall Street Journal when it premiered in New York in 2014.

Featuring stirring original music, this UK premiere of Our Lady Of Kibeho promises to be an epic event. It will be directed by Artistic Director James Dacre, who premiered Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop which won the Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2010.

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There will be a post show talk back on Thu 31 January  

Click to read the Our Lady Of Kibeho Rehearsal Blog 


Workshop: Our Lady of Kibeho Matinee performance & exclusive workshop/ Q&A.
Thu 31 Jan 2.30pm (matinee) 5.30pm (post show event) 

Members of Royal & Derngate’s Generate Programme can sign up for this free Masterclass and receive a complimentary ticket for the performance.

Join Royal & Derngate Artistic Director James Dacre post performance to discuss directing his new play, Our Lady of Kibeho and the techniques he employs in the rehearsal process.

These are workshops are designed for those already working as or with a genuine interest in pursuing a career as a professional director or theatre maker.

Please note that to receive the complimentary ticket offer you must attend the accompanying workshop on the same day.

To book call our Box Office on 01604 624811.
For more information email [email protected]

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The cast of Our Lady Of Kibeho tell you what to expect from the show

Musical director Michael Henry discusses the music of Our Lady Of Kibeho

Production Photography by Manuel Harlan

Jan 19
Feb 19
Venue: Royal
Duration: 2 hours 35 minutes (incl. interval)
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Cast & Creative Team