A musical about code-breaking genius Alan Turing is transferring to London’s Riverside Studios after a hit run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Alan Turing – A Musical Biography will play Studio 3 at Riverside Studios from 8 to 27 January with Joe Bishop as Alan Turing and Zara Cooke in multiple roles including Turing’s friend and colleague, Joan Clarke.
The OffFest Award-nominated show, directed by Jane Miles, was a sold-out hit at Edinburgh Fringe in 2022, where it won critical acclaim.
It features music by Joel Goodman and Jan Osborne and a book by Joan Greening. Lighting design is by Rob Dyer. It is produced by Early Mornings Productions.
The show presents a journey through the extraordinary life of Alan Turing, the genius whose code-breaking brain is estimated to have saved around 14 million lives in World War Two.
Joel Goodman said: “I am delighted to be bringing Alan Turing – A Musical Biography to London and very much looking forward to our run at Riverside Studios.
“Alan Turing was one of the greatest British unsung heroes of World War Two, and we wanted to show the full breadth of his journey, from the loss of his closest friend at school to his time at Bletchley Park, a romance with a fellow worker and the growing awareness of his homosexuality, plus the crucial moment he realises he knows how to beat the Germans’ Enigma Machine.
“He was a brilliant and funny man, left in despair by his treatment after the war. We hope we do his story justice on stage.”