Musicals and Opera (musical theatre, historical)

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Enigma follows the untold story of female codebreakers in America during World War II. Their impact on the war effort has remained unknown due to an oath of secrecy, until now. Based on true events from World War II, Enigma tells the story of some truly astonishing women. Edinburgh Fringe marks the world premiere of Enigma, which is written, produced and performed by an all-female company.

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Tricia + Mags 65 days ago

A little gem in a tiny room with a big sparkle.

The cramped room gave the feeling of reality. Cramped working conditions in days gone by working for the government!
Despite their successes an excellent portrayal of no recognition, no thanks, no voice, no face!


Catherine Alexander 68 days ago

What a talented cast. Telling the story of code-breakers with such a limited time and space in the venue, but they did it beautifully.

Cherry Schneider 68 days ago

Well acted and informative play. Unfortunately the cast have an incredibly small place in which to act, despite this it is worth going to see.

Sean Davis 69 days ago

Enigma (***)
In World War II, seven women from quite different backgrounds are hired to decipher the encoded messages used by the Japanese. As the play progresses we learn of the groups successes and failures as well as little about their lives from letters they received, but the large size of the group meant there wasn’t enough room on the stage, nor in the story for any of the individual stories to come alive. I was left with the feeling that the producers were trying to cash in on the two recent films that dealt with the subject.

This was the 24th most enjoyable of the 43 shows I have seen so far this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website: www.fringefan.com.

Sean Strange 69 days ago

Amazing cast! Amazing story! Truly an incredible performance, must watch!

Stella Job 70 days ago

Excellent cast of colourfully different women mathematicians. Well acted. Don't expect too much on the science of code-breaking - it's limited there, but it's a short play, so that's fair enough. Fun to watch and nicely directed.

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 65 days ago

Enigma, a new musical presented by Enigma Theatre UK is an exciting piece of historical musical theatre telling the story of a unit of female code breakers in America during World War II.The production shows us the inner workings of the unit; the women’s successful contributions to the war effort,...

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Edinburgh Guide (3/5 stars) 68 days ago

Depicting unknown – and unrecognised - female code breakers in the US during WWII, Enigma looks these women as they work in a typically male-dominated field. Intelligent women, they all have similar tales of balancing ability in decoding complex information, with the lack of opportunity available to them.  The seven-strong...

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