Radium Girls

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 tumours could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees.


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


DirectorSue Mortimer
Stage ManagerBill Robinson
Stage CrewFran Forrest, Natalie Plowman
WardrobeKythie Morris, Sue Miller
Set buildSue Mortimer, Bruce Cannell, Bill Robinson
Set design and paintSue Mortimer, Lauren Ford-Jones, Harlan Te Wiata, Stephanie Drew
LightingBen Forrest
SoundTommy Joass
Poster ArtworkStephanie Drew
PublicityLauren Ford-Jones, Sue Mortimer, Sue Miller, Sally Ratchford
ProgrammeLauren Ford-Jones
PhotographyGeoff Marshall
Front of HouseBryony Ford-Jones & helpers