Dates: 23 May – 2 June 2018
Playwright: D.W. Gregory
Director: Sue Mortimer
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.
|Nicole Scully||Grace Fryer|
|Alistair Smith||Arthur Roeder|
|Katrina Kelly||Irene Rudolph / Mrs Michaels / Miss Wiley / Photographer / Board|
|Elise Buttenshaw||Kathryn Schaub / Society Woman / Shop girl / Board / Harriet Roeder|
|Susannah Donovan||Mrs MacNeil / Sob Sister / Mrs Fryer / Clerk / Elderly Widow|
|Andrew Watson||Von Sochocky / Markley / Martland / Store owner / Venecine Salesman|
|Harlan Te Wiata||Reporter / Tom Krieder / Knef / Berry|
|Victoria Wilks||Madame Curie / Mrs Roeder / Customer / Board|
|Kieran Timms||Lee / Bailey / Drinker / Dct Flinn / Male Shopper / Lovesick Cowboy / Judge|