The man, the Enigma, the ‘enemy of the state’

Alan Turing
Alan Turing

The heart-breaking true story of Alan Turing, the mathematical genius who cracked the German Enigma code and helped Britain win World War Two, is to be told at Chorley Little Theatre.

Breaking The Code, Hugh Whitemore’s play about a man widely considered the father of modern computing, is at the theatre from Monday February 24 until Saturday March 1.

Openly gay at a time when homosexuality remained illegal in Britain, his behaviour was tolerated and Churchill gave him every resource needed to crack the code. But once the war was over, the system callously turned on Turing , branding him a security risk.

The play, directed by Mark Jones, tells the story of Turing’s times at Bletchley Park and Manchester University.

Tickets are £6 Monday to Wednesday and £8 Thursday–Saturday. Buy 10, get one free, 20 or more £1 off per ticket.

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