Casting Complete for Photograph 51, Starring Nicole Kidman

News   Casting Complete for Photograph 51, Starring Nicole Kidman
 
Full casting has been revealed for the previously announced U.K. premiere of Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51, which begins performances Sept. 5 prior to an official opening Sept. 14 at the Noel Coward Theatre. It is booking through Nov. 21.

Joining the previously announced Nicole Kidman, who returns to the London stage for the first time since starring in The Blue Room at the Donmar Warehouse that subsequently transferred to Broadway, are Stephen Campbell Moore (as Maurice Wilkins), Edward Bennett (as Francis Crick), Will Attenborough (James Watson), Patrick Kennedy (Don Caspar) and Joshua Silver (Ray Gosling).

Directed by Michael Grandage for his own troupe, the Michael Grandage Company, the play also reunites Kidman and Grandage following their recent collaboration on the forthcoming feature film "Genius."

Kidman plays Rosalind Franklin. Does she 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? The play looks at the woman who cracked DNA and asks what is sacrificed in the pursuit of science, love and a place in history.

Moore's previous West End appearances include Chimerica (transferred from the Almeida), Clybourne Park (transferred form the Royal Court), All My Sons (Apollo) and The History Boys (original cast at National Theatre that subsequently transferred to Broadway). He has also appeared for the RSC in Much Ado About Nothing and Anthony and Cleopatra.

Bennett has appeared with the RSC in Love's Labour's Lost, Love's Labour's Won and Hamlet and for the National in One Man, Two Guvnors, with other stage credits at Bath Theatre Royal and the Orange Tree and with Frantic Assembly. Attenborough starred in Another Country (at Chichester's Minerva Theatre and subsequently the West End's Trafalgar Studios).

Kennedy has appeared at the Royal Court, Plymouth Theatre Royal, Hampstead Theatre, Sheffield 's Lyceum and Bristol Old Vic, amongst others.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 482 5141, or visit www.michaelgrandagecompany.com for more details.

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