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Breaking The Code

Breaking The Code

Synopsis

At the height of the Second World War eccentric genius Alan Turing was breaking the complex German code, Enigma, at Bletchley Park. Since his work was classified top secret for years after the war, no one knew how much was owed to him when he was later put on trial and publicly humiliated by the revelation of his sexuality. Hugh Whitemore’s compelling play intertwines an account of Turing’s most heroic hour with that of his betrayal by the nation he had helped in its darkest hour. Turing’s story went on to be told in the 2014 Oscar-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Alan Turing was recently voted Greatest Icon of the 20th Century and will be the face of the new £50 note.

Event details

Wed 23 Oct 2019, 7:30pm

Captioned by STAGETEXT

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Venue details

Salisbury Playhouse
Malthouse Lane
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP2 7RA

Phone: 01722 320 333

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Website: Salisbury Playhouse

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