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Marie Curie: a new musical (Susan Elkin reviews)

Marie Curie the Musical – Charing Cross Theatre

Ailsa Davidson in Marie Curie the Musical at the Charing Cross Theatre, London. Picture: Pamela Raith Photography

Marie Curie the Musical continues at the Charing Cross Theatre, London until 28 July 2024.

Star rating: two stars ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ✩

When it is obvious that a great deal of hard work has gone into a show, it is not a pleasure to report on its shortcomings. But sadly, in the world of theatre, stars are awarded for achievement, not effort.

Marie Curie sets out to tell the story of the most famous female scientist in history and the barriers she broke through. It also tries to weave in a strong line about the unethical application of the newly discovered radium and the conflict between making money and radiation sickness (usually aplastic anaemia) which soon emerges.

The storytelling is weak …

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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