2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the American atomic bombing of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Amidst the commemorations in Hiroshima, London Bubble Theatre staged a performance created by an intergenerational Japanese cast from interviews with elders who experienced the day. Grandchildren of Hiroshima, in its performance and devising, troubled the idea of a nuclear war “bystander,” proposing that in fact there are no more bystanders, and all are participants in the history of the bombs’ performative power.

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