The Mistake (play)

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The Mistake (play)

7th October 2023 @ 7:45 pm - 9:05 pm


One of the successes at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 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 drama about the dangers that arise when humans dare to unlock the awesome power of nature.

Performed by Riko Nakazono and Michael Mears.

Directed by Rosamunde Hutt.

Winner of a Spirit of the Fringe Award Edinburgh 2022.

Winner of a Carol Tambor Incentive Award Edinburgh 2022.

Shortlisted for the Sit-Up Award Edinburgh 2022.

This performance will be followed by a Post Show Discussion with the cast.


7th October 2023
7:45 pm - 9:05 pm


Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (YCND)
01274 730 795
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York Theatre Royal
St. Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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