English-language premiere of new musical 'Marie Curie' heads to London

This new musical about pioneer and scientist Marie Curie is written by Seeun Choun and Jongyoon Choi, and first premiered in South Korea in 2020.

Olivia Rook
Olivia Rook

A new musical about the life of scientist Marie Curie, who discovered new treatments for cancer, is heading to London this summer. Marie Curie will open at Charing Cross Theatre on 1 June.

The show first premiered in South Korea in 2020, and now comes to London in a new production directed by Sarah Meadows.

The musical is written by Seeun Choun (book and lyrics) and Jongyoon Choi (music). The rest of the creative team includes Tom Ramsay (book adaptation), Emma Fraser (lyrics adaptation), Ahreumbi Rew (translation), Emma Fraser (musical director), Joanna Goodwin (choreographer), and Andrew Johnson (sound designer).

The musical follows Marie Curies as she discovers the lifesaving potential of radium to cure cancer. But factory workers handling the glowing substance are suffering from radium poisoning. Can she wrestle with both the potential and danger of her discovery – and what is she if radium’s dangers overshadow its possibilities?

Cast is to be announced.

Check back for Marie Curie tickets on London Theatre.

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