How great minds saved our nation and a legacy rescued - the genius of Alan Turing told in stage drama

Idle Motion at Bedford Theatre.
Idle Motion at Bedford Theatre.

The untold stories of Bletchley Park and the extraordinary genius Alan Turing can be seen in an award-nominated piece of theatre in Bedford next week.

Idle Motion’s production tells the untold stories of Bletchley Park and presents an insightful celebration of Britain’s greatest minds and how they saved a nation in That Is All You Need To Know, at Bedford Theatre, on Tuesday, October 14.

During the Second World War, the grounds of Bletchley Park housed some of Britain’s greatest minds. Alongside Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman, thousands of gifted men and women lived and worked together in the country house.

Decades later, as Bletchley’s secrets begin to be known, another group of ground-breaking volunteers gather to save the home of the Enigma code breakers. This piece integrates personal testimony and multimedia technology to celebrate the Allied determination to crack the impossible code and save thousands of lives in war.

Developed in association with The Lowry, Jacksons Lane, Greenwich Theatre and Redbridge Drama Centre, Total Theatre Award nominated Idle Motion are one of the country’s leading visual theatre companies who tour nationally and internationally to critical acclaim. With their trademark inventive staging and captivating storytelling, That is All You Need to Know is an insightful, innovative and immersive celebration of the people whose hidden heroism changed the course of history.

The performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10, concessions £8. The show is suitable for children over 12. Visit