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Inspired by a true story and based on the film of the same name, it’s an uplifting comedy musical about friendship and the importance of fighting for what is right.
Made in Dagenham tells of the inspiring tale of how a group of women rise up to tackle injustice in the work place.
Let’s set the scene… We are in Essex, it’s 1968 and like millions of other working women, Rita O’Grady gets her husband out of bed, packs the kids off to school and heads off to the Ford Motors factory for a full days work.
But when the American owned company announces that the women in the sewing room of the Dagenham car plant are to be regraded to “unskilled” and suffer a pay grade drop into the bargain, Rita leads her friends in a battle against the might of the Ford corporation and the corruption of the Unions.
Their cause inspires a nation and their fight becomes more important than anyone could have imagined and soon Rita has to choose between the fight and the happy home she’s worked so hard to build?
Funny, touching and timeless … Made in Dagenham shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together.
The artistic team consists of multi-award-winning director Rupert Goold, writer Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) plus BAFTA and Grammy award-winning composer David Arnold (London 2012 Opening Ceremony, James Bond series, Hot Fuzz and Sherlock) with lyrics manfully handled by Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer The Opera).
Where is it?
How do I get there?
Nearest tube station to the Adelphi Theatre is… Charing Cross on the Bakerloo and Northern lines
When can I see it?
The show opened on 5th November and will close on Saturday 11 April
NOTE: Gemma Arterton will be on holiday from Monday 23rd – Wednesday 25th March 2015
What time does it start?
Monday to Saturday at 19:30
Wednesday and Saturday at 15:00
Who’s in it?
Gemma Arterton – Rita O Grady; Adrian Der Gregorian – Eddie O’Grady; David Cardy – Monty; Heather Craney – Clare; Sophie-Louise Dunn – Barbara Castle