Hugh Whitemore

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Plays by Hugh Whitemore

audio Breaking the Code

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

Simon Templeman stars as brilliant mathematician Alan Turing, the man who cracked the German Enigma code and enabled the Allies to win World War II. But Turing was to find that the country he saved cared less about his genius and more about his sexual orientation.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Sheelagh Cullen as Sara Turing Kenneth Danziger as Detective Mick Ross Peter Dennis as John Smith Samantha Robson as Pat Green Orlando Seale as Ron Miller W. Morgan Sheppard as Dillwyn Knox Andre Sogliuzzo as Christopher Morcom and Nikos Simon Templeman as Alan Turing Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in July, 2003. Breaking the Code is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.

Featuring: Sheelagh Cullen, Kenneth Danziger, Peter Dennis, Samantha Robson, Orlando Seale, W. Morgan Sheppard, Andre Sogliuzzo, Simon Templeman

audio Pack of Lies

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

Actual events during the Cold War inspired this thriller that takes place in a suburb of London during the autumn and winter of 1960-1961. Loyalty, duty and friendship collide when the Jacksons slowly discover the Krogers, their neighbors and cherished friends, are not what they appear. A gripping play that may leave you wondering exactly what it is those nice people next door are really up to.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Rosalind Ayres, Martin Jarvis, Megan Austin Oberle, Roxanne Hart, Sione Owen, Julian Sands and David Selby.

Featuring: Rosalind Ayres, Martin Jarvis, Megan Austin Oberle, Roxanne Hart, Sione Owen, Julian Sands, David Selby

Hugh Whitemore is a British playwright, whose commercially successful work presents extraordinary events and lives in their domestic contexts: Stevie (1977, about the poet Stevie Smith), Pack of Lies (1983, about a family drawn into the Kroger spy ring), and Breaking the Code (1986, about the career and suicide of Alan Turing, decoder of Hitler's Enigma cypher). Other plays include The Best of Friends (1987) and A Letter of Resignation (1997). He is also a prolific television writer and wrote the screenplay for 84 Charing Cross Road (1987). from Tony Howard, The Continuum Companion to Twentieth-Century Theatre, ed. Colin Chambers (London, 2002).