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Review: Photograph 51 (Noel Coward Theatre, London)

What’s it about?

The professional life of Dr Rosalind Franklin, an English chemist and X-Ray crystallographer. The play, here directed by Michael Grandage, focuses on her journey to discovering the makeup of DNA, her relationships with her fellow scientists, the battles she faced as a result of her gender, and her eventual death at the age of 37 as a result of ovarian cancer, supposedly caused by the radiation from her own apparatus. 649 more words


Photograph 51

I found this story of scientist Rosalind Franklin rather sad – the lack of recognition of her contribution to DNA science, her unfulfilled personal life and her untimely death are all brought out in Anna Ziegler’s lucid biographical drama. 493 more words


A Damsel in Distress review

Review of A Damsel in Distress at Chichester. (reviewed at link) Take a 1919 P.G. Wodehouse novel, its 1928 adaptation into a stage play, add the George & Ira Gershwin songs for the 1938 Fred Astaire film … and re-invent it entirely for 2015, with Jeremy Sams doing the book.

Chichester Festival Theatre

Man and Superman - National Theatre London

And now, my impressions on “Man and Superman”. This post will have more to do with sensations and very little with knowledge of the play itself. 1,709 more words


MAN AND SUPERMAN at the National

Simon Odwin and Christopher Oram’s modern re-imagining of George Bernard Shaw’s MAN AND SUPERMAN in the Lyttleton at the National Theatre is masterful. This production explodes Shaw’s philosophical debate about marriage into an epic presentation within the mind. 167 more words


Man and Superman review

Review of Bernard Shaw’s Man & Superman, at the National Theatre with Ralph Fiennes and Indira Vharma. A long review of a long play.

Simon Godwin

Wolf Hall

Tapping into the current craze for all things Tudor, I’ll kick off with some memories of seeing the RSC’s Wolf Hall at the Aldwych Theatre… 447 more words