Alan Turing - A Musical Biography
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Alan Turing - A Musical Biography

Alan Turing - A Musical Biography London Reviews and Tickets

(2 Ratings)
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Slow, Confusing, Ambitious, Edgy, Disappointing

About the Show

A biographical musical about the life of acclaimed mathematician & enigma code breaker Alan Turing.

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30 Reviews | 0 Followers
Edgy, Slow, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if Strange harmonies

Don't see it if You like storylines that are easy to follow

3 Reviews | 0 Followers
Cliched, Banal, Stunted

See it if You really have nothing better to do and you don't mind singing out of tune and a very amateur production.

Don't see it if You expect a high level performance with well written songs and strong performers.

Critic Reviews (6)

January 10th, 2024

“Regrettably, there’s an amateurish air to the way they waltz ambitiously through his core experiences, neglecting any intimate exploration of the real tragedy...For the musical to succeed as a thorough examination of one of the most influential scientists in modern history, it needs to be overhauled entirely. As in life, ‘Alan Turing’ deserved better.”
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The Guardian (UK)
January 10th, 2024

“The songs are at first forgettable, then dreary and finally whiny, the awkward lyrics laden with mathematics...Even at 80 minutes, the production drags and the only enigma here is how Turing’s life could be turned so dull.”
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All That Dazzles (UK)
January 11th, 2024

“I wanted to love ‘Alan Turing - A Musical Biography.’ I really did. It is never fun for me to see a show with so much potential fail like this one did...As it stands, however, it has failed to crack the code on how to tell this story in a way befitting of Turing’s enduring legacy.”
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The Times (UK)
January 10th, 2024

"If there’s one positive it’s that I left the theatre with barrels more knowledge about Turing than when I took my seat. But with bad singing, bland writing and a production that lacks any sense of flourish, it is a disastrous equation, impossible to solve."
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The Stage (UK)
January 10th, 2024

“Overall... the musical... unfolds like a work-in-progress, its overstuffed narrative never managing to do justice to Turing’s complex and curious life.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
January 10th, 2024

"There's a Wikipedia-like roteness to this well-meaning but flat attempt to tell the great codebreaker's story in song"
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