BRIGHTON FRINGE PREVIEW: Alan Turing – Guilty of Love – World Premiere

April 2, 2017

New Musical about WW2 code breaker Alan Turing receives World Premiere during Brighton Fringe.

Alan Turing- Guilty of Love tells the tragic story of the WW2 hero who broke the Enigma codes at Bletchley Park and helped win the War but was prosecuted for homosexuality in 1952. 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.

Turing himself died in 1954 at the age of 41 of cyanide poisoning. 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.  Turing was granted a Royal Pardon in 2013 and earlier this year thousands of convicted men were posthumously pardoned (Turing’s Pardon).

This professional production presented by Oxford Music Theatre and directed by David Kettle is serious, tragic, but told with humour and humanity. It uses the Passion narrative and structure and features stunning new lyrics and music by established Brighton-based writing partnership Jane Bramwell and Michael Brand. The show will also features Brighton’s Resound Male Voices.

Jane Bramwell, book and lyric writer says: “Alan Turing died tragically young with so much of his promise unfulfilled, as a result of a then barbaric law, and inhumane punishment to which he was subjected. Turing is now mostly known for his code breaking activities in the war, and his invention of the computer. In this show we tell the human story.”

Alan Turing – ‘Guilty of Love’, is presented by Oxford Music Theatre and directed by David Kettle with book and lyrics by Jane Bramwell, music by Michael Brand and musical director is Greg Arrowsmith

Cast includes: Alan Turing – Jamie Sheasby; Christopher Morcom/Evangelist – Jamie Coles; Mrs Morcom (Christopher’s Mother) – Vikki Lyons and Giuseppe Pellingra, Carolina Di GregorioCaitlin Downie, Allan Scott-Douglas, Josh Capper and Resound Male Voices under the musical direction of Stefan Holmstrom.

To view the video featuring the title song Guilty of Love, click here:

Event: Alan Turing – Guilty of Love – World Premiere

Where: St Mary’s Church, 61 St James’ Street, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1PR

When: Thursday, June 1 and Friday June 2

Time: 7.45pm

Cost: £10 / £8

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