A new play about the day the world changed forever

by Michael Mears in United Kingdom

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On 5th March 2020 we successfully raised £9,880 with 195 supporters in 28 days

75 years since the atom bombs were dropped on Japan, we'll share a powerful new play, THE MISTAKE, with theatre audiences and young people

by Michael Mears in United Kingdom

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Paula Goldstein 4th March 2020

Your talent is so immense Michael and the fact you deal with such difficult issues - one might agree, one might not agree - it is so important, you make people think about the 'other view point'

Abingdon Peace Group 3rd March 2020

Abingdon Peace Group feel this is such an important venture that we voted you £50 from our funds. Well done for bringing the story of the Hibakusha to a new audience in such an imaginative way.

kingston-peace-council-cnd 3rd March 2020

We are pleased to read that schools have already booked this play. Many of the younger generation are already more aware than we were when their age about the horrors of the past and are also more conscious of the fragility of the earth. As they have more energy than most of us, they are the ones who may prevent this happening again if they are told the whole truth.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£60 or more

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£60 Reward

A copy of volume 1 of the brilliant Japanese 'manga' comic book, Barefoot Gen, by Keiji Nakazawa. If you love Japanese 'manga', or if you're not familiar with the format, you will be caught up in this brilliant depiction of life in war-time Hiroshima, leading up to the fateful day, August 6th, when the atomic bomb was dropped on the city.

£30 or more

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£30 Reward

A copy of John Hersey's Penguin Classic, HIROSHIMA. Written only a year after the disaster, this is his remarkable account of six men and women who survived despite all the odds.

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

Two tickets to see our production of THE MISTAKE this summer or autumn, at a theatre near you - and of course a chance to meet and talk to the cast afterwards.

£250 or more

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£250 Reward

A combination of all three rewards - John Hersey's book HIROSHIMA, Nakazawa's Japanese Manga classic, BAREFOOT GEN, and two tickets to see our production of THE MISTAKE.

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

The opportunity to spend a day watching rehearsals for the play (in London in July), including a chance to have lunch with the creative team, the opportunity to ask questions, and more...

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