Radium Girls



Cygnet Players are excited to be bringing Radium Girls to the stage, performing from Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th May 2024 at St. Barnabas Church, Southfields.

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 real events, Radium Girls is a gripping drama that follows the story of female workers who were poisoned and killed by the radium-based paint they used to make watch faces glow. Radium Girls examines the commercialisation of science, the pursuit of health and wealth, the power of the underdog, and the fierce injustice that labourers faced, and continue to face in parts of the world today.


Director – Valerie Bureau
Assistant Director – Heidi Delve
Producer – Jack Kenny


Grace Fryer – Caroline Steersmith
Arthur Roeder – David Pearson
Kathryn Schaub – Beth Owen
Charlie Lee – Christopher Galea
Edward Markley – Victoria Keegan
Raymond Berry – Ian Green

Katherine Wiley – Hansy Shore
Diane Roeder – Nicola Cane
Sob Sister – Brit Woodall
Tom Kreider – Laura Marshall
Reporter – Ditta Demeter

All other roles will be played by members of the cast


If you are interested in auditioning, join us for our information night on Sunday 25th February at 7.30pm at St Barnabas Church Hall, Lavenham Road, Southfields, SW18 5EP.

  • Auditions: Thursday 29th February and Sunday 3rd March
  • Recalls: Thursday 7th March
  • First rehearsal: Tuesday 12th March
  • Performances: Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th May

Auditions, recalls and rehearsals will all take place at St Barnabas Church Hall.

An information pack with full details of the characters and more information about the production and audition process is available below. The audition form will go live on this page on Sunday 18th February.