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Photograph 51 – POSTPONED

23 Sep 2021 - 10 Oct 2021
The Basin Theatre Group Inc.

Author: Anna Ziegler

Director: Sharon Maine

Genre: Drama

Agent: By special arrangement with Music Theatre International (Australasia) on behalf of Dramatists Play Service, Inc


All remaining seasons in 2021 have now been postponed due to the impacts of the coronavirus. Even with the relaxing of restrictions in Victoria it would be impossible for us to safeguard our patrons attending the theatre for the remainder of the year.

We are all disappointed that these productions will not go ahead in 2021.

We will continue to monitor the situation and ensure that all our members and patrons are regularly informed about the developing situation through our web pages, Facebook pages, and newsletter emails.

We are currently planning an exciting performance program for 2022 with the expectation that shows will be able to be staged by February 2022.

Synopsis: Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51 takes us back to 1950s London, where the discovery of the DNA double helix structure would unlock the ‘secret of life’, and Rosalind Franklin’s contribution would be overlooked for decades. This delicate play puts her back in the picture and shines a light on the challenges she faced as a woman in a male-dominated field and the price she paid.
Beyond the story, however, Photograph 51 reminds us of the shared intentions of art and science. Both seek to improve our understanding of the world around us, to make sense of life, test ideas and see things from another perspective. The results of these discoveries have the possibility to permanently alter our understanding of the world while continuing to feed our curiosity and pursuit of knowledge.


Start Date: 23 Sep 2021

End Date: 10 Oct 2021

Performance Times:

2:00pm on:

  • Sun 26th Sep 2021
  • Sun 3rd Oct 2021
  • Sun 10th Oct 2021

8:00pm on:

  • Thu 23rd Sep 2021
  • Fri 24th Sep 2021
  • Sat 25th Sep 2021
  • Thu 30th Sep 2021
  • Fri 1st Oct 2021
  • Sat 2nd Oct 2021
  • Thu 7th Oct 2021
  • Fri 8th Oct 2021
  • Sat 9th Oct 2021

Ticket Prices:

Adult - $27.00
Thursday Group 10 or more - $17.00
Friday Saturday Sunday Group 10 or more - $22.00

Bookings: www.thebasintheatre.org.au

Theatre: The Basin Theatre

Theatre Address:

Corner Simpsons Road and Doongalla Road
The Basin VIC 3154

Other Information:

Call 1300 784 668 for bookings for wheelchair seats, judge and reviewer seats, and large groups planning on attending over multiple nights.


Characters Summary:

F (Lead) 30-39
4 M (Support) 20 - 50

Audition Dates:

3:00pm on:

  • Sun 18th Apr 2021

7:30pm on:

  • Wed 21st Apr 2021

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