Les Agents Doubles Productions



Inspired by Hugh Whitemore's play "BREAKING THE CODE"
based on ALAN TURING: THE ENIGMA by Andrew Hodges

Photo credit © Angelo Barsetti


Alan is rather moody, socially awkward and obsessed with details… in short, he is a genius.

In 1952, this mathematician and researcher was cooked by a police inspector, after having filed a complaint for burglary. By agreeing to deliver fragments of his memories, he comes to discharge the two heavy secrets that he has carried within him for too long. The first confronts him with the intolerance of his society and his time, while the second concerns the crucial role that Alan played in one of the momentous events of the 20th century: the victory of the Allies against Nazi Germany. The fascinating story of Alan Turing goes well beyond the framework of the spy story.

National hero forced into silence, citizen persecuted because of his homosexuality, he is today widely considered as one of the fathers of artificial intelligence whose scientific and philosophical reflections still feed the debates. The director Sébastien David takes on the text of Benoit Solès, rewarded in Paris by several Molière trophies, and directs a performer-tightrope walker who knows about complex characters: Benoît McGinnis.

Duration of the show: 1h30 without intermission




06 mars – Longueuil – Salle Pratt & Whitney du Théâtre de la ville
March 15 – LaSalle – Théâtre Desjardins
March 19 – Drummondville – Maison des arts Desjardins in Drummondville
March 23 – Salaberry de Valleyfield – Albert-Dumouchel Hall
March 25 – Baie-Comeau – Baie-Comeau Arts Center
March 26 – Sept-Îles – Jean-Marc-Dion Room
March 28 – Amqui – Jean-Cossette Hall
March 29 – New Richmond – Desjardins Regional Performance Hall of New Richmond
0April 6 – Saint-Jérôme – Gilles Vigneault Theater
April 10 – Victoriaville – Square 150
April 12 – Laval – André-Mathieu Hall
April 13 – Saint-Hyacinthe – Center Juliette-Lassonde
April 16 – Sherbrooke – Cultural Center of the University of Sherbrooke
April 20 – Joliette – Desjardins Cultural Center
April 24 – Brossard – Manuvie Theater
April 25 – Sainte-Agathe – The Patriot
April 26 – Sainte-Geneviève – Pauline-Julien Room
April 27 – Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu – Haut-Richelieu SPEC
0May 1 – Rimouski – Spect’Art
0May 2 – Rivière-du-Loup – Salle Alphonse-Desjardins
0May 8 – Trois-Rivières – Salle J.-Antonio-Thompson
May 11 – Beloeil – Cultural Center of Beloeil
May 14 – Val-d’Or – Théâtre Télébec
May 15 – Rouyn-Noranda – Théâtre du Cuivre
May 17 – Gatineau – Odyssey Hall
May 18 – Gatineau – Odyssey Hall
May 29 – Sainte-Thérèse – Lionel-Groulx Theater
May 31 – Shawinigan – Shawinigan Arts Center
0June 1 – Terrebonne – Old Terrebonne Theater
0June 2 – Sainte-Foy – Albert-Rousseau Hall

“Have you ever had a secret, a big secret? No?

Then you don't know how hard it can be to keep it to yourself. Of all immaterial things, silence is one of the heaviest to bear. And precisely, my life was full of secrets…

Have you ever heard of the Enigma? Of course not, how could you? So now is the time to be careful. »


Sébastien David – Direction
Pierre Bernard – Artistic direction
Maryse Warda – Adaptation
Jean Gaudreau – Assistance with direction and management
Francis Farley-Lemieux – Scenography
Linda Brunelle – Costumes
David-Alexandre Chabot – Lighting
Antoine Bédard – Music
William Saumur – Video
Justine Denoncourt-Bélanger – Makeup and hairstyles