Dates: 23 May – 2 June 2018

Playwright: D.W. Gregory

Director: Sue Mortimer

Synopsis

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage – until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease.

Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees.

Cast

ActorCharacter/s
Nicole ScullyGrace Fryer
Alistair SmithArthur Roeder
Katrina KellyIrene Rudolph / Mrs Michaels / Miss Wiley / Photographer / Board
Elise ButtenshawKathryn Schaub / Society Woman / Shop girl / Board / Harriet Roeder
Susannah DonovanMrs MacNeil / Sob Sister / Mrs Fryer / Clerk / Elderly Widow
Andrew WatsonVon Sochocky / Markley / Martland / Store owner / Venecine Salesman
Harlan Te WiataReporter / Tom Krieder / Knef / Berry
Victoria WilksMadame Curie / Mrs Roeder / Customer / Board
Kieran TimmsLee / Bailey / Drinker / Dct Flinn / Male Shopper / Lovesick Cowboy / Judge