Lane Cove Theatre Company Presents Radium Girls

The Lane Cove Theatre Company’s third production of the year is Radium Girls by D W Gregory, directed by Kathy Petrakis.  The season will run from 9th to 25th August 2024
at The Performance Space at St Aidan’s in Longueville.

The play is an emotionally charged historical tale with implications for today’s world.

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

Based on events in the 1920s, the play tells the stories of young women employed in the watch factories featuring timepieces with the newly popular luminous dials.

The glow-in-the-dark watch faces were popular and fashionable, and the women held well-paying positions. All seemed to point to hopeful futures for the women, but soon, they began to fall ill with a mysterious illness with terrifying symptoms.

The play is inspired by Grace Fryer, herself a dial painter, whose efforts to fight for her day in court are blocked by her idealistic former employer who cannot bring himself to believe the same element which shrinks tumours can be causing the suffering of his employees.

The play calls into focus corporate responsibility and environmental safety issues, which are just as important today.

The Play is by Arrangement with Origin Theatrical Australia.

How to Book

9-25 August 2024 at The Performance Space @ St Aidan’s
1 Christina Street, Longueville
Tickets $30 / $25 conc / $23 groups 10+ / add $10 cheeseplate/$8 dessert plate

Online booking

Other Lane Cove Theatre Company Productions in 2024

Music By Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
8-24 November 2024

Book Here

Find out more here.

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