Musical Theatre

Cast announced for Guilty of Love – a new musical exploring the passion and betrayal of Alan Turing

Graham Robson June 12, 2023

Making its Edinburgh Fringe debut this August, producers of Guilty of Love – a musical exploration surrounding the passion and betrayal of mathematical genius Alan Turing – have announced the cast for the 2023 production.

Jane Bramwell and Michael Brand have created the musical, which sees Jamie Sheasby return as Alan Turing after originating the role in the first public workshop performances. Jamie said: “One thing I fell in love with was their writing (Jane Bramwell and Michael Brand) and their music and how they can bring to life such amazing characters. When they asked me to play Alan, I jumped at the chance. Whilst it’s not an easy role to play, it is a joyful one. It’s been an incredible opportunity for me to play Alan because it provides so much scope and I identify with him in a lot of ways.”

The production has a strong focus on Turing’s first love Christopher Morcom, who is played by talented newcomer Andrew Hornyak. Director/producer David Kettle explains the poignancy of Morcom’s impact on Turing: “Turing’s relationship with Christopher Morcom, although brief, had a profound effect on his life and he never forgot him. Christopher died at the young age of 18, but his memory lived on and was never far away. Perhaps Alan’s one true love.”

The cast includes: Jamie Sheasby (Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain part 5 – West End) as Alan Turing, newcomer Andrew Hornyak as Christopher Morcom, Caitlin Downie (Opera a la Carte) as Joan Clarke and completing the cast; Alasdair Baker (Night of the Iguana – West End), Helene Holman (Sleeping Beauty – Tour), Rhys Anderson (Romeo and Juliet – Cumbernauld Theatre), Joanna Harte (“A True Mismatch” – Amazon Prime) and Steven Wren (Little Shop of Horrors – Perth Theatre).

Guilty of Love shows at Venue 41, Hill Street Theatre from 4 – 27 August 2023. 

Tickets on sale now. For more information and tickets, CLICK HERE