Photograph 51 starring Nicole Kidman at the Noel Coward Theatre

Noel Coward Theatre, London

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Nicole Kidman returns to the West End starring in Photograph 51 at the Noel Coward theatre.

Following a 17 year break, Nicole Kidman makes her much anticipated return to the West End starring in Photograph 51.  Directed by Michael Grandage, Anna Ziegler’s award-winning play tells the story of Rosalind Franklin, the woman who discovered the secret to Life.

Photograph 51 will play a strictly limited 11 week run from 5 September 2015 until 21 November 2015 at the Noel Coward Theatre.


“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 of life it could be the one to hold the key. With rival scientists looking everywhere for the answer, who will be 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 to star as Rosalind Franklin with Steven Campbell Moore as Maurice Wilkins, Edward Bennett as Francis Crick, Patrick Kennedy as Don Caspar and Will Attenborough as James Watson.


Anna Ziegler’s award-winning play, will be directed by Michael Grandage, with set and costume by Christopher Oram and sound by Adam Cork.


★★★★ “Nicole Kidman captures the ecstasy of scientific discovery… a commanding, intelligent performance” Michael Billington, The Guardian
★★★★ “Kidman displays the power to hold us in thrall… her nuanced performance is the stuff of intoxication. A triumph” Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph
★★★★ “Kidman is superb. Sexy? This is pure theatrical DNA.”Ann Treneman, The Times
★★★★ “Star power may have brought this play to the West End, but Nicole Kidman proves that she’s worthy of the showcase” Mark Shenton, The Stage

Theatre Information

Noel Coward Theatre
Address: St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AA
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 24, 29, 176

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