Marie Curie is The Radiant, one of the most famous women of the 20th century, but this might not have come about. The death of Pierre Curie in 1906 lost her not only her beloved husband, but also her science research colleague, and her financial support. As a woman, in an academic world dominated by senior men, and a Polish woman in a Paris glorifying all things French, her future could not have been more uncertain. In “The Radiant”, Shirley Lauro tells the story of her struggles to find her way forward, both in science and in love, in this critical period of her life. Does the threat of disaster ever leave her?
Formby Little Theatre
123 Lonsdale Road, Formby, L37 3HF