Photograph 51

Photograph 51

Ticket Price: ₹ 300
Duration:90 minutes (no intermission)
Age:10 years and above
Director:Sridhar Ramanathan & Archana Kariappa
Cast:Snigda Kundu, Sarena Beriwala, Deepak Padaki, Sanjeev Gadre, Venkataraghavan Srinivasan, Abhijit Raghunandan, Manish Sharma, Solomon Paramel, Guru Prerna, Nevin Pearl, Abhishek Sundaravadanan, Deepak Mote
Location:JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066
Event Date & Time
Fri-27-Jul | 08:00 PM
Sat-28-Jul | 03:00 PM
Sat-28-Jul | 06:30 PM
Sun-29-Jul | 03:00 PM
Sun-29-Jul | 06:30 PM

London, 1953. Scientists are on the verge of discovering what they call the secret of life: the DNA double helix. Providing the key is driven young physicist Rosalind Franklin. But if the double helix was the breakthrough of the 20th century, then what kept Franklin out of the history books? A play about ambition, isolation, and the race for greatness.

The play is about the race to solve the structure of the DNA and the role of Rosalind Franklin who provided the critical evidence for this. For a long time, she never got the credit and this play highlights her efforts in science at a time when the doors of science were not open for women.

This play will be produced under the History of ideas programme. The essence of the programme is the production of plays based on the lives of great personalities who have contributed significantly to human thought in a demanding historical context. The objective of the programme is to achieve a wide public reach using biographical plays as a vehicle for Inspiration regarding creative human endeavour and Public awareness regarding the shaping of societies.


Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances, with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings, and an attached restaurant- 'The Fat Chef'. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.

The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry. 

The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.

Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.