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Noel Coward Theatre, London


© Johan Persson

© Johan Persson

For too long, Rosalind Franklin has been the forgotten, `dark lady of DNA’, written out of history by those craftier, keener eggheads, Francis Crick and James Watson. Anna Ziegler’s new play restores Franklin to the limelight with a bio-pic drama that nicely balances the toughness and impenetrability of her personality with the sexism and prejudice of the scientific world of research which then, as now, surrounded her. Women and science are still, it seems, seen as barely compatible. Continue reading