Nicole Kidman is coming back to the West End. After first appearing on the West End stage in 1998 in a production of The Blue Room, the star is set to return in Photograph 51, a play about British Scientist, Rosalind Franklin.
Written by Anna Ziegler, the play explores the story of Rosalind, the female chemist who oversaw the x-ray image that first captured the double-helix shape of DNA (a.k.a Photograph 51). The photograph was the starting point for research that led Franics Crick and James Watson to win the Nobel prize, and was a huge discovery, but Rosalind was kept out of the spotlight. The play explores Franklin’s desire to discover, as well as the sexism that excluded her from the limelight.
Speaking last year about returning to the West End, Nicole said, “life and other work have conspired to keep me away, but I’m determined to make at least one of the proposals work”.
It’s no wonder she’s found it difficult to make time to come back to London. The actress has been working on a whole host of upcoming films including, Strangerland, The Family Fang, and Queen of the Desert, which she stars in alongside Colin Firth.
It’s not yet known which theatre will host the play, but we’ll be booking our tickets ASAP to see Nicole’s award-winning acting IRL, rather than on-screen.