2017 marks the 65th anniversary of the trial of Alan Turing, mathematician, code breaker and pioneer in computer science. Regina v Turing and Murray is an opportunity to reflect upon the hearing of Alan Turing and Arnold Murray, offering a fresh interpretation of the events and experiences of the key protagonists. An immersive, participatory play, set in the actual courtroom in Knutsford where Turing was sentenced, the play explores the external pressures and the internal thoughts of the people in the courtroom, creating parallels with contemporary experiences of discrimination and law-making. The work draw parallels with historic and contemporary LGBT audiences, linking discussions around notions of the civic, law and discrimination.
The play and VR films can be viewed during Heritage Open Days Unsung Stories taking place 7 – 10 September 2017.
Commissioned by Heritage Open Days
Re-Dock presents Regina v Turing and Murray in collaboration with SHIFT (Cheshire East Council) and The Courthouse Hotel with support from the Knutsford Promenade Association.
Unsung Stories is made possible with the financial support from Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.
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