Important Info: 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
When it comes to well known stars of the big screen in the West End, there are numerous opportunities to witness famous names on the stage. Whether it is American Buffalo at the Wyndham’s Theatre, with John Goodman in a lead role, or Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre, with Imelda Staunton, audiences have plenty of choices.
Now they can add another to the list as the Noël Coward Theatre welcomes Nicole Kidman to the West End as she stars in the acclaimed play Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler under the direction of the renowned Michael Grandage.
Penned last decade, Photograph 51 is Ziegler’s play about Rosalind Franklin and takes audiences back to the London of the 1950s. Scientists are on the brink of a major discovery – one that hold the key to all life – the DNA double helix. We explore the race against time as Franklin strives to discover the secret with others also on the brink of the discovery, with a particular photograph at her disposal.
Based on the true story, Photograph 51 will explore the events that led to Franklin being excluded from recognition until after her death in 1958.
The show has already been seen by audiences on the other side of the Atlantic, with numerous theatre staging it across the United States, but this production at the Noël Coward Theatre will be its premiere in the United Kingdom.
And casting Nicole Kidman in a lead role will ensure it receives considerable attention. The Hollywood actress has appeared in numerous film roles during an illustrious career both in the US and in her native Australia and this has made her one of the most famous performers on the planet. She is perhaps best known for the likes of Moulin Rouge, Eyes Wide Shut and The Others, to name but a few, though she has also lent her skills to the stage. She previously appeared in a London theatre when she starred in The Blue Room at the Donmar Warehouse and has also taken to the stage in Steel Magnolias at the York Theatre in Sydney back in 1988.
So this is likely to be a stand-out production for the West End and audiences will flock to see Photograph 51 when it opens at the Noël Coward Theatre on Tuesday 14th September 2015 (with previews from Saturday 5th September 2015).
|Booking From:||Wednesday, 28th October 2015|
|Booking Until:||Wednesday, 18th November 2015|
|Running Time:||1 hour 40 minutes (No Interval. Latecomers will not be admitted)|
|Important Info:||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|
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