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    The Mistake

    The Mistake

    • SHOWING
    • 26 Sep
      26 Sep - 26 Sep 2023
    About

    One of the successes at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and following a sell-out run at London’s trailblazing Arcola Theatre, this urgent new play by Michael Mears explores the events surrounding the catastrophic ‘mistake’ that launched our nuclear age.

    1942. On a squash court in Chicago a dazzling scientific experiment takes place, which three years later will destroy a city and change the world – forever.

    Two actors, one British, one Japanese, enact the compelling stories of a brilliant Hungarian scientist, a daring American pilot and a devoted Japanese daughter, in a fast-moving, thought-provoking drama about the dangers that arise when humans dare to unlock the awesome power of nature.


    “The past comes alive – a gripping piece of storytelling.” – The Times

    ★★ “I was genuinely blown away by this production. A dramatic treat.” – UK Theatre Web

    “A powerful examination of humanity in the wake of Hiroshima.” -The List


    Written by Michael Mears
    Performed by Michael Mears and Riko Nakazono.
    Directed by Rosamunde Hutt.
    Winner of a Spirit of the Fringe Award Edinburgh 2022
    Shortlisted for the Sit-Up Award Edinburgh 2022

    • RUNNING TIME80 mins (no interval)
    • AGE RECOMMENDATION14+
    • TICKETS£15 / £12
    • VENUE

    Content warning: some verbal descriptions of dead and dying / wounded people

    7:30pm

    Please note there will be an optional post show Q+A.

    Members on sale 12:30pm on Wed 21 June
    General on sale 12:30pm on Fri 23 June

    Reviews
    • Array

      "The past comes alive - a gripping piece of storytelling."

      The Times
    • Array

      "I was genuinely blown away by this production. A dramatic treat."

      UK Theatre Web
    • Array

      "A powerful examination of humanity in the wake of Hiroshima."

      The List

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