Saturday, December 10, 2011

Turing - Breaking the Code

The Oxford Times has published a preview of the play Breaking the Code about the life and death of Alan Turing which will soon be having a five week run in Oxford. If you're in the vicinity it sounds like it will be good. The  article also describes how the playwright Hugh Whitemore recalls how he received a call from a Hollywood film producer, offering a very large sum for the film rights. Untold riches beckoned, but: “Just two things: I don’t want this guy to be a faggot, and for God’s sake cut out all the mathematics!”