SUE Wilson, former artistic director of Chester's Gateway Theatre, is returning to direct its first production of the season.
Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitemore tells the tragic story of Alan Turing who helped break the German Enigma code during World War II.
And by a twist of fate, Wilson, artistic director at the theatre in the 1980s, grew up in Wilmslow where Alan Turing lived and committed suicide.
Ms Wilson was one of the more successful directors at the theatre, her productions including Shirley Valentine, Piaf and the award-winning Torch Song Trilogy.
Breaking the Code became a West End success during the same period, first staged at Guildford before moving to London in November 1986 starring Derek Jacobi.
The play was based on Andrew Hodges's biography of Alan Turing.
Whitemore wrote his stage play on Turing over two years between 1984 and 1986, regularly consulting the biographer during the writing and drawing on his knowledge for the monologues in the play.
The title comes from the two codes Turing broke in his lifetime, that of the Enigma code and the English code of behaviour - Turing was a homosexual at a time when it was illegal.
L Breaking the Code is at the Gateway Theatre, Chester, from February 7 until March 2.