Breaking the Code

By Hugh Whitmore


The play tells the story of Alan Turing, a brilliant mathematician, who devised the means of cracking the German Enigma code which helped win World War II. Meanwhile, he also “broke the code” by being unapologetically homosexual at a time when homosexuality was illegal in Great Britain. It was on Churchill’s specific instructions that Turing was given all the resources he required – and his personal behaviour tolerated. However, the system eventually catches up with Alan.



Name Role
Helena Rose Director
David Rhodes Alan Turing
Joe Clegg Christopher/Nikos
Paul Higginbottom Ross
Anne Fielder Sara
Lauren Downes Pat
Tom Cross Ron
David West Knox
Steve Gill Smith
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