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‘Pardoned’ dramatises the incredible life story WW2 codebreaker Alan Turing who was convicted for being gay. The show also shines a light on John Nicolson MP’s unsuccessful attempt to pass the Turing Bill through Parliament. The Turing Bill, which was rejected by the government last year, was a piece of legislation that would have cleared the criminal records of gay men who were convicted for crimes that are no longer illegal. The show’s narrative flits between the Turing Bill debates of 2017 and the chaos of Alan’s astonishing life. This show is an exploration of gay equality in Britain as much as it is a celebration of Alan Turing. Through the unlikely form of the musical, we hope to share Alan’s journey from maths genius to accidental martyr.

'Pardoned' was first presented at The Other Palace Studio on Saturday 5th May 2018. The Bohemians have continued to develop the piece with an R&D at the Sterts Theatre Cornwall and have plans to move it into production. If you would like more information please contact me via

Pardoned Dress Rehearsal Photos © Michael O'Reilly 


The Other Palace Team:

Creative Team:

Writer/Director - Joel Nash

Music & Lyrics/Musical Director - James Hastings

Choreographer - Eleanor Kane

Stage Manager - Tom Vasey

Deputy Stage Manager - Faisa Ibrahim

Sound Operator - Elliot Mackenzie

Costume Supervisor - Bethan Price

Lighting Design - Verity Rose

Lighting Operator - Chris Hepburn

Scenic Artist - Lola Henderson

Producer - Benji Mowbray



Alan Turing - David Fallon

Joan Clarke/Policeman 2 - Emily Atkinson

Christopher Morcom/Chris Bryant/Peter Twinn - James Mear

John Nicholson/Hugh Alexander - Paddy Duff

Sam Gymiah/Dilly Knox/Briggs - Patrick Orkney

Mrs Smith/Judge - Lydia Crosher

Stephanie Marshall/Chief of Police/Doctor - Sophie Bevan

Mr Speaker/Commander/Policeman 1/Boy at the Door - Carys McQueen

Sterts Theatre R&D Team:


Writer/Director - Joel Nash

Music & Lyrics/Musical Director - James Hastings

Movement Director - Larissa Pinkham

Lighting Designer - Ryan Stafford

Producer/Stage Manager - Benji Mowbray



Sophie Bevan

Eleanor Crowe

David Fallon

Elliot Mackenzie

Patrick Orkney

Larissa Pinkham

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