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Upcoming Productions

The Playhouse Theatre Company and Alison Neil

Glowing Bright
The Story of Marie Curie

Friday 25 Feb 2022 - Sunday 27 Feb 2022

Performance Time:
Friday and Saturday 19:30
Sunday Matinee 14:00

Box Office:
John 0117 963 3586; Jon 0797 422 3081

Online tickets available from our shop: Backwell Playhouse Ticket Shop

£12 (£10 Members)

Award-winning Alison Neil's rivetting plays about extraordinary women from history have enchanted audiences up and down the country for many years. Several have premiered at Backwell Playhouse: "THE FOSSIL LADY OF LYME", "MRS BEETON, MY SISTER" and "LARKS AND MAGIC". She is delighted to return with the premiere of her latest play.

"GLOWING BRIGHT" tells the story of Marie Curie; a stunningly talented Polish girl who became one of the most famous scientists in the world - breaking through all the restrictions placed on women at the time. Her amazing discovery of two new elements, with her beloved husband Pierre Curie, is a well-loved story. Her subsequent turbulent private life, and spectacular work during World War One is perhaps less well known, but equally fascinating.Alison Neil is a story-teller second to none...and Marie Curie's amazing life is a story worth telling.

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