Photograph 51

Anna Ziegler
LA Theatre Works
Directed by Michael Hackett
Rosalind Franklin was a gifted research scientist who was part of the race to uncover the secrets of DNA in the 1950’s. Her more famous contemporaries Watson and Krick took all the kudos for the discovery of the molecule’s double helix structure—yet it was Franklin’s skill with X-ray diffraction that first uncovered what’s called “the secret of life.”

Contains: Strong Language, Offensive Language

Production duration: 1 hr 58 min
LA Theatre Works

Cast & creative team


  • Rosalind
    Miriam Margolyes
  • Caspar
    Matthew Arkin
  • Wilkins
    Maxwell Caulfield
  • Watson
    Jon Matthews
  • Gosling
    Darren Richardson
  • Crick
    Nick Toren


  • Gareth S. Brown
  • Michael Hackett