Date 23 Nov 2019
Time 13:00 PM
Address Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne , Victoria
Phone 1300 182 183
Audio Described Saturday 23 November 2pm - Tactile Tour 1pm
Tuesday 26 November 6.30pm
Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne 100 St Kilda Road Melbourne
Box Office 1300 182 183
Playwright: Anna Ziegler
Director: Pamela Rabe
Cast includes: Nadine Gardner
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, Rosalind’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.