Clontarf Players Present 'Radium Girls' by D.W. Gregory

07 Nov 2023

Clontarf Players are delighted to return to the Sean O'Casey stage, this November, performing D.W. Gregory's 'Radium Girls'

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie was famous worldwide, and glowing watches were the latest trend—until the girls who painted them fell prey to a sinister ailment. Radium Girls, inspired by a true story, follows Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she battles for her day in court.

Her formidable opponent, her former boss, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who struggles to accept the link between the miracle element and the alarming illnesses. The fight escalates, as Grace contends not only with the U.S. Radium Corporation but with her own family and friends who fear the repercussions of her quest for justice.

Clontarf Players will be once again directed by Myra Maguire, and will take to the stage from Wednesday 22nd November to Saturday 25th November 2023. Curtain is at 8 pm nightly, and tickets are available at here or by calling the Sean O'Casey Theatre on 01) 850 9000

The group would like to thank the local businesses who are the main event sponsors:

  • Nolans, Clontarf
  • Connolly's The Sheds
  • Sherry Fitzgerald Financial Services
  • Staffords Funeral Homes
  • Grimes Estate Agents
  • Together Digital

Originally produced by Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey and developed with a commissioning grant from The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project.