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Breaking the Code

Breaking the Code

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Synopsis

The play tells the story of Alan Turing, a brilliant mathematician, who devised the means of cracking the German Enigma code which helped win World War II. Meanwhile, he also “broke the code” by being unapologetically homosexual at a time when homosexuality was illegal in Great Britain. It was on Churchill's specific instructions that Turing was given all the resources he required - and his personal behavior tolerated. However, they system eventually catches up with Alan.


Characters

Male

Lead

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Male

Supporting

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Female

Supporting

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Category
Play
Number of Acts:
1 Act
Cast Size
medium
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, early teen, late teen, mature adult, young adult characters

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