Breaking the Code - Streatham Theatre Company

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 20:00
<p>Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitemore, based on the book ‘Alan Turing: The Enigma’ by Alan Hodges<br /> “In the long run, it’s not breaking the code that matters – it’s where you go from there. That’s the real problem.”<br /> Alan Turing was the eccentric genius who helped break the complex German Enigma code, playing a major role in the winning of WW II. After the war Turing turned his scientific and mathematical genius to the concept of developing an ‘electronic brain’; the first computer which ultimately lead to today's smart phones and tablets.<br /> Meanwhile, in his private life Turing was breaking another code: the taboo of homosexuality. In 1952 he was convicted of the criminal act of gross indecency and sentenced to undergo hormone treatments as part of his rehabilitation. He committed suicide in 1954.<br /> Following on from the recent film ‘The Imitation Game’, Streatham Theatre Company's production of Hugh Whitemore’s play focuses on Turing the man, his personal moral code, the relationships that influenced his life and his struggle to appreciate the conventions and laws of 1950’s society.<br /> Four performances:<br /> Friday 3 July 8pm (doors 7.30pm)<br /> Saturday 4 July 8pm (doors 7.30pm)<br /> Saturday 11 July 2pm (doors 1.30pm)<br /> Saturday 11 July 7pm (doors 6.30pm)</p>
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