The Michael Grandage Company today announce the UK première of Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51, with Academy award-winning actress Nicole Kidman as Rosalind Franklin.
The production reunites Kidman and Grandage following their recent collaboration on the forthcoming feature film Genius.
Photograph 51 opens at the Noel Coward Theatre on 14 September, with previews from 5 September, and runs until 21 November.
Photograph 51 also sees the return of MGC to the West End following their critically acclaimed season in 2013/14, also at the Noel Coward Theatre. The company is committed to reaching as wide an audience as possible through accessible ticket prices across their theatre work, and will offer over 20,000 tickets at £10 (including booking fee and restoration levy), which is 25% of the tickets for the entire run, across all levels of the auditorium. In addition, the company will stage access performances – with both captioned and audio described performances.
Michael Grandage said today, “We’re thrilled to be returning to the West End with Nicole Kidman in Photograph 51 at such a vibrant time for London theatre. At the heart of all our work is a desire to make theatre accessible to everyone – we are delighted to offer a quarter of all the tickets for the run, over 20,000 tickets, for Photograph 51 at just £10, continuing our commitment to stage productions of the highest quality at affordable prices.”
“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.
Nicole Kidman plays Rosalind Franklin. Her theatre work includes The Blue Room (Donmar Warehouse and Cort Theatre, Broadway – Evening Standard Award, Olivier Award nomination). For television, her work includes Hemingway & Gellhorn (Emmy nomination, Golden Globe nomination); and her extensive film work includes To Die For (Golden Globe for Best Actress), Days of Thunder, Moulin Rouge! (Academy Award nomination, Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical), The Others (Golden Globe nomination, Saturn Award), The Hours(Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe for Best Actress and Berlin Silver Bear), Cold Mountain, Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus, Stoker, Rabbit Hole (Golden Globe for Best Actress, Academy Award nomination), The Paperboy and Paddington. Upcoming films includeStrangerland, Queen of the Desert, Genius, Lion and Secret in Their Eyes.