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Made in Dagenham

March 16, 2024

It's an important story that I'm passionate about telling, and we intend to tell it with wit, warmth and, of course, a lot of singing and dancing!

Gemma Arterton

Why See Made in Dagenham?

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starring pixie lott and killian donnelly!

Celebrate the tenth anniversary of Made in Dagenham! This inspiring and exciting musical comedy is based on the movie of the same name and stars the sensational Pixie Lott as Rita O'Grady and Killian Donnelly as Eddie O'Grady! Set in Essex in the 1960s, Made in Dagenham tells the story of a courageous group of women and their fight for equal pay in a world dominated by men.

What is Made in Dagenham About?

Led by Rita O'Grady (played by Pixie Lott), the sewing room workers of Ford's factory in Dageham, Essex, are determined to fight for equal pay and proper recognition in the workplace when they hear that their salary class is about to be reclassified as "unskilled". However, they face unprecedented resistance from their managers, their union - and sometimes even from their own husbands.

With each other for support, they press on in their battle against sexual discrimination - balancing their incredible struggle with the unrelenting demands of their own family lives.

Based on a true story

Made in Dagenham, both the film and the stage versions, is based upon the true story of the groundbreaking 1968 Ford factory strike, where 187 female workers went on a strike to end sexual discrimination despite being outnumbered by the male workers at 288 to one! Their actions led to the creation of the Equal Pay Act of 1970, and a huge step towards workplace equality for both sexes.

Did you know?

The film was originally going to be called 'We Want Sex' - a reference to one of the protest banners which read 'We want sex equality' when properly unfurled. Amusingly, on the day of the protest, it was not!

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Dates

Performance date: 16 March 2024

Audience

May not be suitable for younger audiences due to strong language

Run time

Two hours and 40 minutes, including one interval

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You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

Cast and Creative

Cast

Pixie Lott as Rita O'Grady
Killian Donnelly as Eddie O'Grady
Bonnie Langford as Barbara Castle

Creative

Book by Richard Bean
Music by David Arnold
Lyrics by Richard Thomas

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