PHOTOGRAPH 51 by Anna Ziegler starring Nicole Kidman

5 September - 21 November 2015




“The instant I saw the photograph my mouth fell open and my pulse began to race”

Does Rosalind Franklin know how precious her photograph is? In the race to unlock the secret of life it could be the one to hold the key. With rival scientists looking everywhere for the answer, who will be first to see it and more importantly, understand it? Anna Ziegler’s extraordinary play looks at the woman who cracked DNA and asks what is sacrificed in the pursuit of science, love and a place in history.

Nicole Kidman makes her much anticipated return to the London stage in the role of Rosalind Franklin, the woman who discovered the secret to Life, in the UK première of Anna Ziegler’s award-winning play.


September 14, 2015: Review: In ‘Photograph 51,’ Nicole Kidman Is a Steely DNA Scientist —Ben Brandly, The New York Times >>

" directed by Mr. Grandage..“Photograph 51” sustains a crisp dramatic tension even when it skirts banality or expository tedium. And Ms. Kidman, who turns Franklin’s guardedness into as much a revelation as a concealment of character, is pretty close to perfection."


Photograph 51 (Acting Edition) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822225089
Availability: Special Order
Published: Dramatists Play Service, Inc. - January 12th, 2012