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Breaking the Code

by Hugh Whitemore A Wiltshire Creative production
5 - 26 October 2019 In the Main House at Salisbury Playhouse
Breaking the Code updated

About

Saturday 5 - Saturday 26 October at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.15pm

BREAKING THE CODE

At the height of the Second World War eccentric genius Alan Turing was breaking the complex German code, Enigma, at Bletchley Park. Since his work was classified top secret for years after the war, no one knew how much was owed to him when he was later put on trial and publicly humiliated by the revelation of his sexuality. Hugh Whitemore’s compelling play intertwines an account of Turing’s most heroic hour with that of his betrayal by the nation he had helped in its darkest hour. Turing’s story went on to be told in the 2014 Oscar-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Alan Turing was recently voted Greatest Icon of the 20th Century and will be the face of the new £50 note.

 

NEW FOR AUTUMN 2019

MAIN HOUSE TRANSFORMED!

For Relatively Speaking and Breaking the Code, the Main House will be transformed.  With seating on all sides of the stage you will find yourself closer than ever to the action.  Please see our new seating plan upon booking your tickets for both of these productions.

If you require any further information regarding accessibility for our new seating layout, please contact our Ticket Sales team who will be happy to help.

 

MADE IN SALISBURY PACKAGE

Book for all three of our plays (Relatively SpeakingBreaking the Code and Blood Wedding) at the same time and save 15%. View Booking Details for further information.

Booking Details

Tickets £29 - 13

 

MADE IN SALISBURY PACKAGE

Book for all three of our plays (Relatively Speaking, Breaking The Code and Blood Wedding) at the same time and save 15%

Members save 20% and can exchange their tickets for an alternative performance of the same production up to 7 days before the original performance.

(the same number of tickets at the same price must be booked together at the same time; this offer is subject to availability, cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount and may be withdrawn at any time).

Access Performances

 

Captioned Performance 
Captioned performance Wednesday 23 October at 7.30pm
(speech is relayed live onto a screen, similar to television subtitles and ideal for those who may find it difficult hearing every word)

 

Audio Described 
Audio Description & Touch Tour Thursday 24 October at 2.15pm & 7.30pm
(a live narrator describes the action on stage between the dialogue, via headphones)
Touch Tours (accompanying audio described performances, designed for blind or partially sighted audience members) the touch tours will start 90 minutes before the performance time

 

BSL 
British Sign Language performance Friday 25 October at 7.30pm
​(an interpreter stands at the side of the stage)

Cast & Creatives

Director Christian Durham

Designer James Button

Tickets and times

  • Saturday 5th October
    7:30pm
    Members Discount Night  
  • Monday 7th October
    7:30pm
    Members Discount Night  
  • Tuesday 8th October
    7:30pm
    Members Discount Night  
  • Wednesday 9th October
    7:30pm
  • Thursday 10th October
    2:15pm
  • Thursday 10th October
    7:30pm
  • Friday 11th October
    7:30pm
  • Saturday 12th October
    2:15pm
  • Saturday 12th October
    7:30pm
  • Monday 14th October
    7:30pm
  • Tuesday 15th October
    7:30pm
    Post Show Talk  
  • Wednesday 16th October
    7:30pm
  • Thursday 17th October
    2:15pm
  • Thursday 17th October
    7:30pm
  • Friday 18th October
    7:30pm
  • Saturday 19th October
    2:15pm
  • Saturday 19th October
    7:30pm
  • Monday 21st October
    7:30pm
  • Tuesday 22nd October
    7:30pm
  • Wednesday 23rd October
    7:30pm
    Captioned Performance  
  • Thursday 24th October
    2:15pm
    Audio Described with Touch Tour  
  • Thursday 24th October
    7:30pm
    Audio Described with Touch Tour  
  • Friday 25th October
    7:30pm
    BSL Signed Performance  
  • Saturday 26th October
    2:15pm
  • Saturday 26th October
    7:30pm