Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery
at the Science Museum, London SW7 (www.sciencemuseum.org. uk). This excellent new gallery shows children how science shapes our everyday lives. The 50 installations include three big “friction slides” made of various slippery materials, and a chemistry bar for explosive experiments. “If you don’t have kids then get some and go” (Time Out). Day pass: adult £8, child £6.
at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester (0161-833 9833). Daniel Rigby plays Alan Turing in this revival of Hugh Whitemore’s powerful play about the life of the great cryptographer, largely told in flashback. Ends 19 November.
Breaking the Code
English artist Frederic Leighton’s iconic painting