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Regina V Turing & Murray - Friday 8 September 7pm

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The Courthouse Hotel

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Knutsford

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Heritage Open Days commission Re-Dock in collaboration with SHIFT and The Courthouse Hotel (Knutsford). Supported by Knutsford Promenade Association.

Sixty-five years ago this spring, Alan Turing was found guilty of gross indecency and handed down a sentence of chemical castration.

This newly commissioned theatrical and immersive work from Re-Dock (working with the local community and LGBTQ artists) will offer visitors the chance to experience the trial in the very courtroom in Knutsford where it originally took place.

The play combines a traditional theatrical setting with virtual reality opportunities, enabling visitors to explore different viewpoints of the trial and of Turing’s work.

Tickets are for live performances only.

The VR experience is available on a drop in basis 10am - 5pm from 7-10 September at The Courthouse Hotel except for during the Saturday matinee performance 2-3pm.

If you have any access needs please arrive 30 minutes prior to performance and email culturaleconomy@cheshireeast.gov.uk for additional information.

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Heritage Open Days and SHIFT have co-commissioned artist collective Re-Dock to create a new work responding to the former Sessions House in Knutsford, Cheshire East.

The commission consists of two parts, the first, an exhibition featuring a virtual reality interpretation of the court case featuring leading figures within the trial of Alan Turing and Arnold Murray. The second, a live performance based on the trial that took place at the Sessions House in March 1952.

Working with communities in Cheshire East and LGBT artists across Greater Manchester, Re-Dock have created a play about Turing’s trial. This acts as a catalyst to explore ideas of discrimination, judgment, legality and equal rights.



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