Overwhelming, The

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A gripping story of a country on the brink of genocide. Read More >

Overwhelming - NT Cottesloe 06

Seizing the opportunity to research a book, Jack Exley uproots his family from Illinois to Rwanda in early 1994. Alarmingly out of his depth, Jack begins a fervent search for his dear and missing friend while his wife and teenage son find trouble of their own. As Jack involves himself in the local politics, he discovers a pattern of brutality and beliefs that jeopardizes the lives of everyone around him.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 09/05/2006

Opening Night: 17/05/2006

Closing Night: 30/08/2006

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative


Matthew Marsh, Andrew Garfield, Tany Moodie, William Armstrong, Nick Fletcher, Jude Akuwudike,Chipo Chung, Danny Sapani, Babou Ceesay, Adura Onashile, Lucian Msamati


Director - Max Stafford-Clark

Producer - The National theatre In association with Out of Joint

Designer - Tim Shortall

Lighting Designer - Johanna Town

Sound - Gareth Fry

Author - J T Rogers