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Cathy Tyson, James Palmer & More to Star in Alan Alda's RADIANCE at Tabard Theatre

The cast for the UK premiere of Alan Alda's RADIANCE: The Passion of Marie Curie at The Tabard Theatre in West London, Wednesday 4th - Saturday 28th February 2015, directed by veteran New York and London producer/director Mark Giesser, has been announced.

The cast features Cathy Tyson (Marie Curie), James Palmer (Paul Langevin), Clive Moore (Pierre), Zoë Teverson (Jeanne), John Albasiny (Emile), Zoë Simon (Marguerite) and Stephen Cavanagh (Terbougie/Tornebladh).

In the intellectual and creative ferment of early 20th century Paris, Marie Curie and her husband, Pierre, struggle through endless hours of physically dangerous work in order to master the secrets of radiation. Reaching a remarkable breakthrough, they share a Nobel Prize, the first ever granted to a woman. But the world isn't fully ready to accept Marie's incredible achievement. After Pierre's death, a love affair with the brilliant, unhappily married physicist Paul Langevin rescues her from depression, but at the cost of a public scandal. It threatens to end Marie's career just when she might be awarded an unprecedented second Nobel Prize.

Legendary 7-time Emmy Award-winning actor, screenwriter and bestselling author Alan Alda, in his first full-length stage drama, beautifully captures the emotional turmoil of a woman forced to choose between love and her life's work.

Cathy Tyson plays the title role of Marie Curie. Best known for her role in the 1986 British film 'Mona Lisa', in which she starred in alongside Bob Hoskins and Michael Caine, Cathy was nominated for BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards. She also starred in the popular TV series 'Band of Gold' between 1995 and 1997. Cathy's theatre credits include Golden Girls (RSC), The Taming of the Shrew (Regents Park Open Air Theatre) and The Merchant of Venice (Birmingham Rep. Theatre). After taking time out to study for a university degree, Cathy returned to the stage earlier this year in Snakes & Ladders. Radiance will mark her return to the London stage.

James Palmer's theatre credits include Mark Giesser's Good Morning, Alamo! (Tabard); Cadfael: The Virgin in the Ice; Midnight (UK Tours); A Piece of Cake (The Mill at Sonning). Television includes BBC's River City (series lead Lee Hope); Birds of a Feather (ITV); Endeavour (ITV). Films include Swinging with the Finkels; Blunder; Manifesto.

Clive Moore's theatre credits include Witness for the Prosecution (Theatre Mill, York), In Doggerland (UK Tour) and Wordplay 4 (Arcola). Television includes Doctors, Emmerdale and Coronation Street.

Zoë Teverson's theatre credits include Mark Giesser's Good Morning, Alamo! and Code of the West (Tabard), Bell, Book & Candle (Greenwich Playhouse) and Murderer (Upstairs at the Gatehouse).

John Albasiny's theatre credits include Humble Boy (UK tour) and work at King's Head Theatre. Film credits include Muppets Most Wanted, Les Miserables and The King's Speech.

Zoë Simon's theatre credits include Mark Giesser's How to Build a Better Tulip (Tabard), Silent Partners, The Tragedy of Master Arden of Faversham, The Maid's Tragedy, Touch at White Bear and Beyond Control (Theatre 503).

Stephen Cavanagh's theatre credits include Spokesong; Blackwater Angel (Finborough), Mark Giesser's Code of the West; Good Morning, Alamo! (Tabard), Bell, Book & Candle (Greenwich Playhouse), Melmoth the Wanderer (Edinburgh Festival), and numerous productions for Mercury Theatre, Colchester and Citizens Theatre, Glasgow.

Mark Giesser has written, directed, and produced in numerous theatre venues in both London and New York. London credits include his plays How to Build a Better Tulip, the UK premiere of Code of the West and the world premiere of Good Morning, Alamo! (Tabard Theatre); the revival of Bell, Book & Candle (Greenwich Playhouse); and the UK premiere of the Abbey Theatre's Blackwater Angel (Finborough Theatre). Off-Broadway productions of his plays include How to Build a Better Tulip; Code of the West; Hansen's Cab; The Night They Burned Washington; Pledge of Allegiance.



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