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The Mistake

August 5 @ 10:45 am - August 27 @ 10:45 am

The Mistake – a new play about the day the world changed forever

Opening at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022,

THE MISTAKE is a new play by Michael Mears, to be performed by Michael Mears and an English-speaking Japanese performer (to be announced soon.)

The dropping of the first atomic bomb is referred to on the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima as “the mistake”. Michael Mears’ new play explores personal stories surrounding that catastrophic event that launched our nuclear age.

Shigeko Nomura is a young woman living in war-time Hiroshima.
Leo Szilard is a Hungarian scientist and ‘father of the atomic bomb’.
Paul Tibbets is the American pilot chosen to fly the plane that drops the bomb.
At 8.15am on a Monday morning in August, their lives become fatally and forever entangled.

Using verbatim testimonies and remembrances from eye-witnesses, the play interweaves the stories of the survivor, the scientist and the soldier to create a gripping and powerful drama – about what happens when scientific discoveries unlock the awesome power of nature, and “the genie is let out of the bottle”.

Venue 36 theSpace on North Bridge, Argyll Theatre

from Aug. 5 – 27th 2022 (not 14th) at 10.45 a.m.

The Mistake – a new play about the day the world changed forever


August 5 @ 10:45 am
August 27 @ 10:45 am
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