Photograph 51

Concert or Performance

1 Nov 2019 to 14 Dec 2019

Rosalind Franklin was one of the great scientists of the 20th Century. In 1952 she used X-ray diffraction photography to examine the intricate structure of DNA, but her trail-blazing work was never recognised. The scientific establishment at King’s College London simply could not cope with her genius, her self-confidence or her stern disregard for authority. Threatened by her brilliance, Franklin’s rivals scandalously stole her research and were awarded the Nobel Prize for discovering the double helix.

A massive hit on the West End, Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51 relives the chase to find the secret of life amidst all the inherent ambition, sexism and isolation of the 1950s, while shining a spotlight on an unsung hero. This intriguing new play is a moving portrait of a brilliant British scientist, and a delicate exploration of what is sacrificed in the pursuit of science, love and a place in history.

MTC favourite Nadine Garner (Di and Viv and Rose) returns to the stage as the fiercely independent Rosalind Franklin, directed by Pamela Rabe (Jumpy) for this Australian Premiere production.

Facilities

Bar Cafe Carpark Disabled access available Family Friendly Free Wifi Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet

Event Times

1 Nov 2019 to 14 Dec 2019

Daily Event

Venue

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio

100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 3000

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