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