Open Auditions for Alan Turing Virtual Reality Production | Knutsford Times

Open Auditions for Alan Turing Virtual Reality Production

By on July 20, 2017

Open Auditions are being held in Knutsford this weekend for amateur theatre performers to take part in a virtual reality experience based on Alan Turing’s trial at this year’s National Trust Heritage Open Days – one of four brand new art projects commissioned from the event.

The experience is being created by the Re-Dock arts collective and will re-enact Alan Turing’s Regina v Turing and Arnold Murray trial held at Sessions House in Knutsford. The play will explore the external pressures and internal thoughts of people in the courtroom, linking discussions around the law and discrimination.

Open Auditions for this unique experience are being held at the Jubilee Hall on Stanley Road on Saturday, 22nd July at 10am, 11am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm. Re-Dock are looking for a variety of main and minor roles including Alan Turing himself, Lind Smith and Sarah Turing, as well as a variety of extras.

Hwa Young, one of the organisers  from Re-Dock said: “The inspiration behind the project lies in the opportunity to reflect on the trial of Alan Turing and Arnold Murray, exploring a fresh interpretation of the events and experiences of the protagonists – set in the actual courtroom in Knutsford. We aim to achieve a space for dialogue by linking historic and current LGBTQ issues. Showcasing the innovative use of VR also gives us an opportunity to further immerse the audience.”

The Knutsford Heritage Open Days weekend, where the film will be shown, takes place between 7th and 10th September, with over 50 different events and activities taking place.

For more information about the auditions and production visit

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