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Pardoned - Cast Announcement

Updated: May 4, 2020

We are are extremely excited to announce the cast for Pardoned which will be performed at The Other Palace Studio on Saturday 5th May. ‘Pardoned’ has a Book by Joel Nash and Music and Lyrics by James Hastings both Associate Artists of The Bohemians. This new musical dramatises the incredible life story of 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 a musical, we hope to share Alan’s journey from maths genius to accidental martyr. The Cast Includes:


Alan Turing - David Jackson

Joan Clarke, Policeman 2 - Emily Atkinson

Christopher Morcom, Chris Bryant, Peter Twinn - James Mear

John Nicholson, Hugh Alexander, Arnold - Paddy Duff

Sam Gymiah, Dilly Knox, Harry, Briggs - Patrick Orkney

Mr Speaker, Mrs Smith, Judge - Lydia Crosher

Stephanie Marshall, Chief of Police, Doctor - Sophie Bevan

Commander, Undergraduate, Policeman 1, Boy at the door - Carys McQueen

Creative Team:

Director - Joel Nash

Musical Direction - James Hastings

Stage Manager - Tom Vasey

Deputy Stage Manager - Faisa Ibrahim

Lighting Designer - Verity Rose

Lighting Operator - Jordan Tinniswood

Costume Supervisors - Lauren Digby & Bethan Price

Scenic Artist - Lola Henderson

Producer - Benjamin Mowbray (The Bohemians Theatre Company)

We are currently fundraising to launch the Bohemians and this season of work. To help us produce Pardoned donate to our Just giving page:

This scratch performance of Pardoned is a private event but if you are interested in attending please contact us via

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