The critically acclaimed Alan Turing drama, Snoo Wilson’sLovesong Of The Electric Bear, moves to the West End following rave reviews and a sell out run in Islington last year.
Directed by Matthew Parker, Lovesong will play at the new studio, Above The Arts Theatre, through November.
The drama premiered at The Hope Theatre last February, directed by the venue’s artistic director, Parker, and it tells the sometimes comic but ultimately tragic story of a true hero.
This is the story of the man who cracked the Enigma Code and in so doing cut short the Second World War saving thousands of lives.
Written by the celebrated British playwright Snoo Wilson, Lovesong of an Electric Bear is a surreal rollercoaster ride, which takes the audience on a dizzying journey through the world of Alan Turing.
Awoken from his deathbed by his favourite childhood teddy bear, Turing is led by the hand through his own personal journey which takes him from glowing academia to computer visionary, from code breaking genius to war hero, from New York drag bars, to his betrayal by those who had depended on him for victory.
This is the story of a man who went from triumph to ignominy and whose treatment, along with thousands of other homosexual men, at the hands of the British establishment, was to ultimately be branded a national disgrace.
Contains scenes of nudity. Suitable for 16+.
Lovesong Of The Electric Bear runs from November 4-21.