Ada’s Algorithm


Based on detailed historical research, this lively, witty, dramatic and highly entertaining libretto, with accompanying lyrics, tells the story of Lord Byron’s daughter Ada Byron – subsequently Ada, Countess of Lovelace.

Ada was born into privilege and wealth, but her only dream was to become an inventor and a woman of science and to have a life of the mind. Blessed with talent, energy and a remarkable scientific imagination, Ada does all she can to try to make her dreams come true.

About the Author:

James Essinger was born in Leicester in 1957 and has lived in Canterbury in Kent since 1986. He has been a professional writer since 1988. James’s other works include the biography Charles and Ada, the computer’s most passionate partnership, the novel ‘The Ada Lovelace Project’, and with Jovanka Houska, ‘The Mating Game’: a widely-praised novel set in the world of chess. ‘The Mating Game’ has been optioned for movie/TV production.

Mo Pietroni-Spenst PhD trained as a performer and now works as a performing arts researcher and lecturer, exploring invisible disabilities in performance.