Set in the same form as Christ's Passion, Alan Turing - Guilty of Love tells the tragic story of this WW2 hero who broke the 'Enigma' codes at Bletchley Park and helped win the War butwas prosecutedfor homosexuality in 1952.
He died tragically in 1954 at the age of 41 of cyanide poisoning and was granted a Royal Pardon in 2013. Earlier this year thousands of convicted men were posthumously pardoned (‘Turing’s Pardon’).
The production is serious, tragic, but told with humour and humanity, with stunning new lyrics and music by established writing partnership of Jane Bramwell and Michael Brand.
The show explores his early relationship with Christopher Morcom, a fellow pupil at Sherborne School, who died at the age of 19 and was a lifelong influence.
The production is timed to coincide with this year’s 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 which decriminalised homosexual acts in private between two men, provided both had attained the age of 21.