The Tricycle goes Nuclear

Festival dates: Thu 9 Feb 2012 to Sun 1 Apr 2012

After 28 years as Artistic Director of the Tricycle, Nicolas Kent directs his final season, a festival of plays, films, talks, discussions, and exhibitions all about the Nuclear Bomb.

In the theatre, THE BOMB – a partial history, a political history of the Nuclear Bomb and its proliferation from 1940 to the present day, will run concurrently with the festival. THE BOMB is presented in two parts: FIRST BLAST and SECOND BLAST, and can be seen over two nights or on an afternoon and evening over the weekend.

FOUR STARS ‘A story of secrets and lies, bureaucracy and technical prowess’ Evening Standard

FOUR STARS ‘An astonishing achievement’ The Guardian

FOUR STARS ‘Sharply edited and constantly absorbing’ The Times

FOUR STARS ‘A vivid, serious examination of one of the most pressing issues of our times’ Financial Times

FOUR STARS ‘Superb examples of powerful one-act drama’ The Daily Telegraph

FOUR STARS ‘An entertaining, provoking dossier, with admirable nuance and real purpose’ Time Out

FOUR STARS ‘A truly global warning’ The Independent

FOUR STARS ‘It may sound like hard work but it’s not. In fact, it’s often very amusing.’ Daily Mail

‘Director Nicolas Kent has carefully crafted this, understanding not only the pace of a play, but of a series of plays, and the light and dark necessary to power them along’ The Stage


The season is sponsored by The Kobler Trust with support from the National Theatre Studio and National Lottery funding through Arts Council England.

Media partner:
The Guardian

Special Events

Wed 15 Feb 2012 - Mon 26 Mar 2012
Talks & Debates
A series of lectures, discussions, concerts and comedy all about the Nuclear Bomb


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* reductions (available for all performances before 8pm Mon-Fri & 5pm Sat/Sun)