Breaking the Code: Based on the book ALAN TURING: THE ENIGMA by Andrew Hodges Audible Audiobook – Original recording
Simon Templeman stars as brilliant mathematician Alan Turing, the man who cracked the German Enigma code and enabled the allies to win World War II. Shortly after, Turing was to find that the country he saved cared less about his genius and more about his sexual orientation.
Based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges.
Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in July, 2003.
Breaking the Code is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.
Directed by Rosalind Ayres
Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg
Sheelagh Cullen as Sara Turing
Kenneth Danziger as Detective Mick Ross
Peter Dennis as John Smith
Samantha Robson as Pat Green
Orlando Seale as Ron Miller
W. Morgan Sheppard as Dillwyn Knox
André Sogliuzzo as Christopher Morcom and Nikos
Simon Templeman as Alan Turing
Associate Producer: Susan Raab
Recording Engineer: David Kelly for Voicebox Studios
Assistant Recording Engineer/Editor: Mark Holden
Live Sound Effects: GiGi Garcia
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|Listening Length||2 hours and 4 minutes|
|Narrator||Sheelagh Cullen, Ken Danziger, full cast|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||19 July 2006|
|Publisher||L.A. Theatre Works|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 209,529 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
733 in Drama & Plays
876 in European Literature (Audible Books & Originals)
1,338 in British & Irish Dramas & Plays
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I also loved that it had the original cast list, the film cast list and the costume list. It also had the stage set-up diagrams at the back which were very interesting. I genuinely wish I was old enough to have gone and seen this while it was being performed on stage.
I'm now reading "Alan Turing: The Enigma" by Andrew Hodges, on which the play is based (I'm doing it all backwards) and have also found that to be very interesting when reflecting on the play also.
Overall, Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitemore is a great read, I would highly recommend it!
Math Genius, Alan Mathison Turing was able to break the Nazi Enigma Code for the British government. Mr. Turing saw no need to live a lie. Against his Supervisor's & his Mother's advice, Alan accepts in himself what society will not. This story is sprinkled with early computer development. "Breaking the Code" is a view in the difficulties of a gay man in the mid-twentith century England. When Alan incurs a home robbery, the police did not seek the thief. Law enforcement incarcerated Turing for being a homosexual, leaving the theft unsolved.
Facts related, but not in this play:
1. On 10 September 2009, Alan M. Turing was one of five people ever to receive an apology from the UK Government for the injustice received under British Law.
2. Since 1986 the annual "A. M. Turing Award" is given by Stanford University. The Turing Award is computer science 'Noble' equivalent.
3. March 2012, Historian George Dyson's newest book, "Turing's Cathedral" is set to be released.