Our Production of 'Photograph 51':
London. 1953. Scientists are on the verge of discovering the secret of life- the double-helix. With rival scientists everywhere joining the race, who will be the first to find the answer?
Providing the key is driven young physicist Rosalind Franklin…
Anna Ziegler’s extraordinary play explores the story of Dr. Rosalind Franklin, the brilliant British chemist and X-ray crystallographer, whose pioneering work in making the invisible visible was fundamental to the discovery of the structure of DNA.
Based on true events - Photograph 51 is a trailblazing story about sexism, the misattribution of work to male colleagues, radiation poisoning, early death, and historical erasia. It looks at what is sacrificed in the pursuit of science, love, and a place in history.
“Wasn’t it the girl, after all, who actually found the key to life”- Anne Patchett, Run
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This play is not just about science – it explores the life of a brilliant woman, who was cruelly never recognised for her contributions to one of the most epic scientific discoveries. The story of a lost heroine of human ingenuity is immensely moving.
It explores Franklin's triumph over the sexism and discrimination she faces: her continual determination to succeed and her constant battle to achieve. Her own father judged science to be no career for a woman, and actively discouraged her aspirations. Despite the attitudes of those around her, Franklin maintained her scientific acumen and thirst for knowledge, crucially contributing to one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century.
Our Thank You:
We want to show our gratitude for your support in putting on our production of Photograph 51. We have a collection of rewards as a Thank You for your generosity in donating. Take a look below at what we have to offer!
Where Your Donations Will Go:
All of the money you donate, along with what is being raised through fundraiser events, will be used to fund productions costs. These range from performance rights to venue hire. In order to be as transparent as possible, we have included a breakdown of the projected production costs:
- Set and Props - £250
- Costume/Hair/Makeup - £100
- Publicity - £450
- Technical Costs - £300
- Contingency - £698
- Northcott Venue Hire - £5438
- Rights - £450
Total - £6,988
Exeter University Theatre Company, fondly known as EUTCo, is one of the largest and longest running theatre societies at the university. Our goal is to get students involved in directing, producing, stage management, technical management and performing professional quality drama. The society provides a platform to produce innovative and high quality student theatre, in an effort to entertain and inspire the rest of the student body and the larger community in Exeter. EUTCo also offers a number of industry led workshops for members and non-members to engage further with the student body.
Our Previous Productions
In the past five years, EUTCo have produced a diverse range of productions at the Exeter Northcott Theare. These include, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (2015) for which EUTCo was nominated for Best Student Led Project, Angels in America (2016), Animal Farm (2017), A Clockwork Orange (2018), Lord of The Flies (2019), and most recently The Great Gatsby (2020).
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