Update: As you would expect, the economic impact of lockdown has informed our decisions on what we can stage, particularly in the coming months. With this in mind, it is with a heavy heart that we have cancelled our season of Photograph 51. You can read more about our updates here.
The race is on to capture the secret of life. It’s 1951 and the structure of DNA has yet to be understood, despite the number of male scientists fiercely competing for the discovery.
Amongst them, Rosalind Franklin methodically takes X-rays, endangering her life for the photograph which will change the course of science forever.
Erased from history, with her male colleagues awarded the Nobel Prize, Photograph 51 boldly questions our record of the past, the status quo and the misconception that science can’t be breathtakingly exciting.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS PLAY
“A poignant and important drama that sets the record straight on a central character whose name you may not know but whose name you should.”
– Lead Director, Ross Gumbley
- 20 February 2021: opening night
- 22 February 2021: forum - a special performance where audiences get to ask cast and crew questions after the show
- 6 March 2021: matinee performance at 2pm
- 13 March 2021: closing night
"My only complaint about Anna Ziegler’s intriguing, informative 95-minute play is that it is not longer."
"History may have forgotten her, but Photograph 51 does not."