"Don't tell me we didn't want the best for our kids."
A young couple checks 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 the Belgian theatre company Victoria dramatized the case, working from source material including statements and interviews, TV footage of the trial and a documentary on the murder investigation. Born in Europe, re-worked, re-shaped and re-imagined for a UK audience by an eclectic creative team, Aalst has built a reputation as a powerful and complex piece of modern theatre.
A new translation by Duncan McLean. Starring David McKay and Kate Dickie (Best Actress at British Independent Film Awards, 2006)