Direct from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, an urgent new play by Michael Mears exploring 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. Through the lives of a brilliant Hungarian scientist, a daring American pilot and a devoted Japanese daughter, this fast-moving, compelling drama confronts the dangers that arise when humans dare to unlock the awesome power of nature.
Content Warning: Some verbal descriptions of dead and dying/wounded people.
★★★★ “‘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
★★★★ “‘Masterful, devastating story-telling. Director Rosamunde Hutt presents the heart-rending tale with forensic attention and gentle compassion.’” – THE WEE REVIEW
★★★★ “‘An evocative, well-researched, urgently fascinating story.’” – THE SCOTSMAN