The Mistake

Drawing in part on verbatim testimonies, the play involves two actors - You-Ri Yamanaka and Michael Mears - enacting the stories of scientists, soldiers and survivors to create a compelling drama about what happens when humans dare to unlock the awesome power of nature and “let the genie out of the bottle”.

This is the first UK play to feature Japanese accounts of what happened on August 6th 1945, when the atomic bomb fell on Hiroshima. It is now planned to open the stage version at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2021.