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Inspired by:
Hugh Whitemore's play: Breaking the code

Based on:
Alan Turing - The Enigma by Andrew Hodges

Ivica Buljan

Ignac Fock

Summer 2021

About the Author

Benoit Solès graduated from the Classe Supérieure d’Art Dramatique de Paris. He made his debut in the musical shows of Roger Louret, crowned with Molières: La Java des Mémoires and Les Annees Twist. He appeared in numerous television series (Julie Lescaut, Profilage, RIS, Alice Nevers, Boulevard du Palais, etc.) and television films (Le Juste, La Pompadour, Louis XV le soleil noir, Le Chasseur, L’Affaire Salengro). He worked in cinema, collaborating with directors André Téchiné (La fille du RER), Vijay Singh (One Dollar Curry), Michel Blanc (Embrassez qui vous rire), Ramesh Aravind (Burtterfly) and Éva Ionesco (Une Jeunesse dorée).

At theater, he played in Talented Mr Ripley, directed by Thierry Harcourt; La Journée des Dupes and Les Vacances de Josépha, directed by Yves Pignot; Call Me Tennessee (he was also the author) and Bash (with Sarah Biasini), directed by Gilbert Pascal. In 2015, he played the title role of Cyrano de Bergerac at Théâtre 14, directed by Henri Lazarini. Then he created the role of Hyppolite, in Rupture à Domicile by Tristan Petitgirard (nominated for Molière award), with Olivier Sitruk (Comédie Bastille, Festival d´Avignon, Le Splendid and on tour).

His play La Machine de Turing was premiered at the Festival d'Avignon 2018 and then picked up later in fall at the Théâtre Michel in Paris, where it kept being performed ever since. At the same time, the play continued the French and international tour until May 2020 before it would return to its Festival d'Avignon 2020.