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based on the book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
A stage adaptation of the book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela in which she interviews former South African police officer Eugene de Kock about his motives for his crimes against anti-apartheid activists.
Eugene de Kock was a paid white political assassin nick-named "Prime Evil" for his crimes against anti-apartheid activists. While serving his two life sentences, black psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela went to interview him hoping to seek humanity and forgiveness within the government-sanctioned monster. The thought-provoking interogation moves from clinical to intimate in a cell where fear and compassion coexist.
"...quietly gripping...reveals in searing, sometimes heart-rending detail the atrocities committed by the South African police forces during the terrible years of apartheid." - The New York Times
"...scorching, vivid...This is not just two people. It is the old South Africa and the new South Africa. It is a test of them both, and of the limits – or not – of forgiveness and empathy." - The Guardian
"Wright's script...becomes more agonisingly taut with each new revelation." - The Telegraph