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To Kill A Machine

  • King's Head Theatre 115 Upper Street London N1 1QN United Kingdom (map)

APR 6 - APR 23

Tuesday – Saturday, 7pm, 60 mins (Tuesday April 23rd matinee, 2:30pm)



Transferring to the King’s Head Theatre after successful runs in Wales and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, Scriptography Productions’ To Kill a Machine by Catrin Fflur Hews tells the story of Alan Turing through the lens of a gameshow.

To Kill a Machine tells the life-story of war-time cryptanalyst Alan Turing. It is a story about the importance of truth and injustice and of keeping and revealing secrets. The play examines his pioneering work considering whether a machine could think, asking the questions “what is the difference between a human and a machine?” and “If a human is prevented from thinking, do they then become a machine?” At the heart of the play is a powerful love story and the importance of freedom, in relation to Turing's own life, death and posthumous re-evaluation. It is the story of Turing the genius, Turing the victim and Turing the constant in a tumultuous world.

Created in 2012, Scriptography Productions looks to support and develop writers, find new platforms for text based work to be produced and encourage cross disciplinary collaborations. To Kill a Machine was nominated for four Wales Theatre Awards - Best Actor for Gwydion Rhys, Best Director Angharad Lee, Best Writer Catrin Fflur Huws and Best Production.

The cast includes Gwydion Rhys, Francois Pandolfo, Rick Yale and Robert Harper. It is directed by Angharad Lee and produced by Sandra Bendelow for Scriptography Productions.


***** “a much more hard-hitting and accurate look at the life and work of Alan Turing than much of the sanitised films that have been doing the rounds” Wales Online

**** “one of the most finely crafted hours of theatre you’ll find on the Fringe" Edinburgh Evening News

“asks devastating questions about the ways in which societies dehumanise those they deem deviant" The Scotsman


Earlier Event: April 3
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
Later Event: April 6