WITH this year’s Heritage Open Days in Knutsford focusing on Alan Turing’s infamous trial at the town’s Sessions House, auditions are being held to re-enact the court proceedings.

One of the highlights of the more than 50 events to be held between September 7 and 10 will be a virtual reality (VR) experience of the Regina v Turing and Arnold Murray trial.

Drama company Re-dock is holding open auditions at the Jubilee Hall in Stanley Road on Saturday, July 22, at 10am, 11am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

Hwa Young Jung, an award-winning designer involved in the project, said: “Set in the actual courtroom in Knutsford where Turing was sentenced, the play explores the external pressures and the internal thoughts of the people in the courtroom.”

Turing was convicted of ‘gross indecency’ at the Knutsford courthouse due to his relationship with Murray and was chemically castrated.

Roles to be cast include a 39-year-old Turing, 19-year-old Murray, court roles of any gender between the ages of 30 and 60, and Turing’s mother.

Extras will also be required at the newly-refurbished Courthouse Hotel, and the production will be filmed to enable the VR experience.

Visit alanturingplayaudition.eventbrite.co.uk for more information.