A new musical in London about Maria Skłodowska-Curie

Date: 01-06-2024 - 28-07-2024

Event place: Charing Cross Theatre

Maria Skłodowska-Curie. Physicist. Pioneer. Parent.

As she arrives from her native home in Poland to study at Sorbonne University in Paris, young Maria Skłodowska is certain she can make a name for herself and change the course of science. She discovers radium, a new chemical element, with her husband Pierre Curie, and she’s lauded with the Nobel Prize.

But she is faced with an overwhelming moral dilemma. As Maria discovers the lifesaving potential of radium to cure cancer, factory workers handling the glowing substance are succumbing to the insidious grip of radium poisoning.

As a woman with society against her, can she wrestle with both the potential and danger of her discovery – and what is she if radium’s dangers overshadow its possibilities?

A story of life and death, ‘Marie Curie’ has already captivated audiences in Korea and Japan with its sweeping score and story and is now brought to London audiences for the first time in a stirring original production directed by Sarah Meadows (Ride).

Cast: 

Maria Skłodowska-Curie – Ailsa Davidson

Anne Kowalska – Chrissie Bhima

Pierre Curie – Thomas Josling

Ruben DeLong – Richard Meek

Irene Curie/cover Anne Kowalska – Lucy Young

Featured Ensemble/Alternate Marie – Isabel Snaas

Featured Ensemble/cover Ruben – Christopher Killik

Featured Ensemble/cover Pierre – Dean Makowski-Clayton

Featured Ensemble – Maya Kristal Tenenbaum

Featured Ensemble – Yujin Park

On Stage Swing – Rio Maye

 

Running Time: 1h 40m with no Interval

 

WHEN: 01 June 2024 – 28 July 2024

Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm
Sunday 3.00pm, Sunday 2nd June 5.30pm, Sunday 16 June – Post Show Q&A

WHERE: Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NL

TICKETS: here

 

 

 

 

 

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