Simon Templeman stars as brilliant mathematician Alan Turing, the man who cracked the German Enigma code and enabled the allies to win World War II. Shortly after, Turing was to find that the country he saved cared less about his genius and more about his sexual orientation.
Based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges.
Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in July, 2003.
Breaking the Code is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.
Directed by Rosalind Ayres
Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg
Sheelagh Cullen as Sara Turing
Kenneth Danziger as Detective Mick Ross
Peter Dennis as John Smith
Samantha Robson as Pat Green
Orlando Seale as Ron Miller
W. Morgan Sheppard as Dillwyn Knox
André Sogliuzzo as Christopher Morcom and Nikos
Simon Templeman as Alan Turing
Associate Producer: Susan Raab
Recording Engineer: David Kelly for Voicebox Studios
Assistant Recording Engineer/Editor: Mark Holden
Live Sound Effects: GiGi Garcia
"Dynamic production by L.A. Theatre Works turns what could have been a maudlin expose into compelling theater." (AudioFile)
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Timeline Jumps Around, but Great Play
This was a play from the LA Theater Works about the brilliant mathematician Alan Turing. His work during WWII and breaking cypher codes contrasted with his homosexuality. His orientation caused the British government problems and was illegal for many years. He was later cleared posthumously. The play jumps about during many points of his life. It is based on a novel, which I have, but haven’t read yet. I will have to revisit this after reading the book. Great cast and production.