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Patrick Kennedy in Photograph 51 at the Noel Coward Theatre

Saturday, 18th Jul 2015  

More Cast Members Join Nicola Kidman in the Upcoming West End Production

Earlier in the year the big news was announced that Nicole Kidman would be maker her way to London’s West End to appear in the Anna Ziegler play Photograph 51, which runs at the Noël Coward Theatre from September. Whilst that alone will ensure a sizable audience when it runs in the Autumn, it was not yet done in announcing high profile names.

And now, according to Official London theatre, some more names have been announced, with Patrick Kennedy set to take on a leading role in the production.

Photograph 51 takes those with theatre tickets back to the 1950s and tells the real story of Rosalind Franklin, a woman who played a major role in the discovery of DNA. We meet her on the brink of such a discovery and she knows that it could unlock the mysteries of life as it will provide the world with that familiar sight of the double helix. It is a race to the finish line for those in the science community involved in the discovery and Photograph 51 ultimately looks at how Franklin’s name was forgotten when history was being written.

Patrick Kennedy has appeared in a wealth of shows during his career, making a name for himself on both the stage and the screen. Many will know his appearances in the film version of War Horse, plus Atonement and Bleak House, to name but a few, but he has also made his way to London theatres as well. His credits include No Quarter at the Royal Court Theatre, Therese Raquin at the National Theatre and Everything Is Illuminated at the Hampstead Theatre, alongside various others.

He is announced for Photograph 51 alongside the likes of Edward Bennett and Will Attenborough, meaning a stand-out cast has been compiled for Nicole Kidman’s high profile return to a West End stage.

Photograph 51, perhaps one of the most anticipated shows of the year, lands on the stage of the Noël Coward Theatre for performances beginning on Tuesday 14th September 2015 (with previews beginning on Saturday 5th September 2015). It is booking to Saturday 21st November 2015. 

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