Apollo Theatre Company created The Code Breaker specifically for the Guildford Book Festival in October 2012, where it was excellently received by audiences. It was then revived for the inaugural Guildford Fringe Festival the following year, where it completely sold out.
The production is about the life of Alan Turing who lived some of his childhood in Guildford. It follows him through his early years, to attending Cambridge University, and tells how he ended up at Bletchley Park during the war, helping to crack the German Enigma codes. The show not only focusses on his achievements, but also tells the story of his private life, persecution for his homosexuality and his untimely, unexplained death.
The Code Breaker also gives an insight into what live was like in Guildford during Turing's lifetime, and is punctuated with wartime songs and music.
The Code Breaker
The Cast of 'The Code Breaker' at the Guildford Book Festival
Or so they say. This weekend, Dazed flew out to Lagos, Nigeria for the third annual MTV Africa Music.
Awards and spent a few days and some late nights meeting rap, R&B and kuduro superstars from across Africa: names like Banky W, Fally Ipupa, Daddy Owen, Cabo Snoop and Radio & Weasel, from Angola to Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and beyond, all huge stars in their own countries, selling truckloads of records despite rampant piracy and a rickety music industry. These guys are kind of the Jay Zs and Snoops of Africa, basically.
Apollo Theatre Company
Apollo Theatre Company are a professional theatre company based in Guildford, Surrey, and aim to produce exciting productions of both classic and original plays and comedies.