A political history of the Nuclear Bomb and its proliferation from 1940 to the present day - comprising plays by Lee Blessing, Ryan Craig, John Donnelly, David Greig, Amit Gupta, Zinnie Harris, Ron Hutchinson, Diana Son and Birkbeck's Colin Teevan.
FIRST BLAST: PROLIFERATION
It is the first year of World War II, and in Whitehall two émigré Jewish scientists are waiting for a meeting to get the British establishment to take their nuclear research seriously. The following plays then trace the history of the Labour party wrestling with the decision to build the Atomic Bomb, China’s war with India and the subsequent development of India’s bomb, the break-up of the Soviet Union and the unilateral disarmament of Ukraine.
SECOND BLAST: PRESENT DANGERS
A contemporary take on the non-proliferation debate looking at Israel and Iran’s nuclear capability, the “axis of evil” speech and its affect on North Korea, the U.K.’s continuing reliance on Trident in the post Cold War era, through to the current negotiations with Iran and weapons inspections there.
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First Blast: 9, 10, 11 Feb | Second Blast: 16, 17, 18 Feb
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