Date(s) - 12/10/2023
19:30 - 21:00
Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham
A fast-moving, thought-provoking drama will be produced on 12 October about the dangers that arise when humans dare to unlock the awesome power of nature.
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.
One of the successes at 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, winner of a Spirit of the Fringe Award and shortlisted for the Sit-Up Award, 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.
Featuring a 30-minute optional Q&A with the cast after the performance.
Written by Michael Mears.
Performed by Michael Mears and Riko Nakazono.
Directed by Rosamunde Hutt.