About Photograph 51

By Anna Ziegler 

"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 life it could be the one to hold the key. With rival scientists looking everywhere for the answer, who will be the 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 life, In the UK premiere of Anna Ziegler's award winning play. 

Cast includes: Nicole Kidman 

Director: Michael Grandage; Set and Costume Designer: Christopher Oram; Composer and Sound Designer: Adam Cork. 

Photograph 51 Performance Dates & Times

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Important Information

Tickets will be dispatched two weeks before the performance date. 

Please note that Photograph 51 runs without an interval and latecomers will not be admitted once the performance has begun. Please arrive at the theatre in plenty of time, the theatre bars will be open prior to the performance, opening at approximately 6pm or 1.45pm for the matinee.

Captioned performance Saturday 24 October 15 3.00pm and Audio Described performance Saturday 7 November 15 3.00pm

The Venue

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is Photograph 51?

85-88 St Martin's Lane London WC2N 4AU
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Charing Cross) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
  • Parking: St Martin's Lane Hotel (1min)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Charing Cross) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
  • Nearest Tube: Piccadilly, Northern
  • Directions:

    (2mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross

Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible