Radium Girls

Fri Nov 04 2022 at 08:00 pm to Sat Nov 12 2022 at 10:00 pm

Bristol Old Vic | Bristol

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Publisher/HostBristol Old Vic Theatre School
Radium Girls
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School presents Radium Girls.
About this Event

New Jersey, mid 1900s. Business is booming at the United States Radium Corporation.

The company’s ability to meet the growing demand for painting luminescent dials onto watches is music to owner Arthur Roeder’s ears – and why wouldn’t it be with pioneering physicist Marie Curie encouraging radium into the mainstream?

Meanwhile on the factory floor, it’s a different story. Painters Grace, Irene and Kathryn are noticing disturbing changes in the women working alongside them. Deaths are hastily explained away; but media interest is building and soon enough, many injustices are uncovered.

What unfolds is a fast-paced and shocking exploration into the workers behind a historical sensation, which impacted labour rights and health physics – but at what cost? Written with warmth, humour and dignity, Radium Girls is an unflinching tribute to the women racing against time.



Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Bristol Old Vic, King Street, Bristol, United Kingdom


GBP 12.00

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