First look at Marie Curie the Musical (VIDEO)

Go behind the scenes in the rehearsal room as Charing Cross Theatre prepares to host the English language premiere of Marie Curie the Musical.

Starting Saturday 1 June and running until Sunday 28 July, this major new musical explores the life and challenges of the iconic scientist Marie Sklodowska Curie. The press night is set for Friday 7 June at 7:30pm.

Head backstage into rehearsals for a glimpse at the cast and creative team as they bring the story of the pioneering physicist and chemist to life.

Marie Curie the Musical follows the journey of Marie as she leaves Poland to study at the Sorbonne University in Paris. Determined to carve out her own path and change the course of science, she, along with her husband Pierre Curie, discovers radium.

The narrative deepens as Marie faces a moral dilemma with the discovery’s lifesaving potential to cure cancer, juxtaposed against the deadly radium poisoning affecting factory workers.

The cast of this stirring original production features Ailsa Davidson as Marie Curie, Chrissie Bhima as Anne Kowalska, Thomas Josling as Pierre Curie, Richard Meek as Ruben DeLong, Lucy Young doubling as Irene Curie and cover for Anne Kowalska, Isabel Snaas as Featured Ensemble and Alternate Marie, Christopher Killik covering Ruben as part of the Featured Ensemble, Dean Makowski-Clayton as Featured Ensemble and cover for Pierre, with Maya Kristal Tenenbaum and Yujin Park as part of the Featured Ensemble, and Rio Maye as the On Stage Swing.

The creative force behind the musical includes Producers Byungwon Kang & LIVE corp., Book & Lyrics by Seeun Choun, Music composed by Jongyoon Choi, with direction by Sarah Meadows. The English adaptations of the book and lyrics are by Tom Ramsay and Emma Fraser, respectively, with literal translation by Ahreumbi Rew. Emma Fraser also serves as the Musical Director, joined by Olivia Munk as Associate Director.

The visual and aesthetic elements are crafted by Set & Costume Designer Rose Montgomery, Lighting Designer Prema Mehta, and Choreographer Joanna Goodwin, supported by Costume Supervisor Evelien van Camp and Sound Designer Andrew Johnson. The cast was assembled by Casting Director Jane Deitch, managed by Production Manager James Anderton, with General Management by Ollie Hancock & Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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