The Mistake <span class="cancelled">CANCELLED</span>

october, 2023

20oct7:30 pmThe Mistake CANCELLEDAn award-winning new drama by Michael Mears


Event Details

Friday 20th October 2023 at 7.30pm

Due to bad weather we have unfortunately had to cancel this event. We will be in touch with customers directly with regards to refunds. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.


Doors & bar open at 7.00pm

Tickets: £16

Tickets are available HERE

By phoning 01728 454022, or in person Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10-12pm at the AJH corner office.

Directed by Rosamunde Hutt
Performed by Riko Nakazono and Michael Mears

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.   

One of the successes at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 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. 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.    

Actor/Playwright Michael Mears has written three solo plays for the stage and seven solo plays for BBC Radio 4, all of which were performed by himself. His 1990’s play about homelessness, SOUP, won a Scotsman Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival.  His recent acclaimed solo play THIS EVIL THING, depicting the struggle of Britain’s WW1 conscientious objectors, was performed by him over 100 times between 2016-2019. 

 As an actor he has worked for all the major theatre companies, including the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Peter Hall Company. Film work includes Four Weddings and a Funeral, Little Dorrit, The Good Soldier Schwejk and Last Night In Soho. 

‘Michael Mears is that rare combination of fine writer and formidable actor.’  Bonnie Greer, TIME OUT 

★★★★    ‘The past comes alive – a gripping piece of storytelling’ (THE TIMES) 


The production lasts for approx. 80 minutes followed by a Q&A.

There will be an interval before the Q&A.

The event ends approx. 9.30pm



(Friday) 7:30 pm