ROSALIND: A QUESTION OF LIFE
The first public performance was presented by Birmingham Repertory Theatre
on 1 November, 2005.
The theatre run followed a schools tour.
ROSALIND Nicki Walsh
ESTHER Sheena Irving
JOE Matthew Barker
Director Kate Varney
Designer Oliver Shapley
Lighting Designer Mike Hurst
Composer Oliver Searle
Projections Chris Plant
Technical Stage Manager Craig Price
Deputy Stage Manager Darren Abel
Producer Steve Ball
It’s an experiment.
Rosalind Franklin, who helped to discover the structure of DNA but failed to achieve recognition for this in her lifetime, finds herself in the same room as Esther, a young scientist who is thrilled by the possibilities of genetics. Esther is joined by her sceptical brother, Joe, and suddenly they are in the middle of the experiment of Rosalind’s life. The play is an exploration of ambition and regret, scientific integrity, the motivation for discovery and the high price exacted by success.
ROSALIND: A QUESTION OF LIFE is published, together with BURN, by Oberon Books