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An Extraordinary Light (Breathe Out Theatre)

By | Published on Saturday 16 August 2014

This is the story of Rosalind Franklin, the so-called ‘Dark Lady of DNA’, whose work in discovering the structure of DNA went largely unnoticed in comparison to the endeavours of her male colleagues. When dealing with such a scenario it would make sense to create a piece of theatre that either examines the human element of feeling neglected, or to focus upon the scientific details of Rosalind Franklin’s discovery. Sadly, this piece does neither. Although Rob Johnston’s script is very well structured, the piece as a whole lacks a sense of passion. This is also due to Katherine Godfrey’s performance, which was vocally perfect but lacked physical energy. An interesting, educational idea, competently but passively delivered.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Vicki Baron]