Peak Weimar: Belgian theatre apologises for ad seeking former Isis fighters

A Belgian theatre has apologised for placing newspaper advertisements seeking actors who had fought for Islamic State or had killed their siblings.

The theatre in Ghent was looking for recruits for a play by the Swiss director Milo Rau, who attracted controversy last year by casting children in a play about a notorious Belgian paedophile.

“Have you fought for your convictions? For God? Have you fought for Isis or other religions? Get in touch,” read one of the adverts for the NTGent theatre, which was published in a Dutch-speaking free weekly newspaper.