The internet gets a first glimpse of Nicole Kidman in the trailer for upcoming Photograph 51: Kidman’s first London role for 17 years.
Academy Award-winning actress, Nicole Kidman, is set to return to the London stage after an absence of 17 years, performing as part of the Michael Grandage Company. The Hollywood star, better known for her roles in box-office hits such as The Hours and Moulin Rogue!, not to mention a string of indie films during the height of her success such as Dogville and Birthday Girl, headlines a new play by Anna Ziegler. The last time the London theatre-going public saw Kidman tread the boards was in 1998 in the Donmar Warehouse’s The Blue Room.
Ziegler’s Photograph 51 will see Kidman become Rosalind Franklin: the scientist who discovered DNA. But she wasn’t the only scientist working to unlock the secrets of life itself, and its her photograph that holds all the answers. Will Franklin ever received the love and the glory that is actually due to her?
Famed director, Michael Grandage, returns to London after their successful season at the Noel Coward Theatre between 2012-2014, which saw Grandage direct acclaimed actors such as Dame Judi Dench & Ben Wishaw, Jude Law, and Daniel Radcliffe. Just like the celebrated season, the company will be offering a significant number of tickets to Photograph 51 for only £10. A total of 20,000 tickets – amounting to 25% of all availability – will go on sale at this bargain price.
Kidman is cast alongside West End stalwarts, including Stephen Campbell Moore as Franklin’s rival Mauirce Wilkins. Campbell Moore has appeared in hugely successful shows such as Chimerica, Clybourne Park, and The History Boys.
Photograph 51 plays at the Noel Coward Theatre, London, WC2N 4AU, from 5 September – 21 November 2015. Tickets are £10 – £105. To book, visit http://po.st/photo51.