Made in Dagenham
Sat 26th Sep
Made In Dagenham is a musical based on the real life story of how female factory sewing machinists at Ford Dagenham took their fight for equal pay to the top and won.
Taking us back to Essex, 1968. Like millions of other working women, each morning Rita O’Grady is just trying to get her husband out of bed, get the kids off to school and get to work at the factory on time. But life is about to change forever when it’s announced that the girls in the stitching room of Ford’s Dagenham car plant will have their pay downgraded to ‘unskilled’.
Quickly drawing on a strength she never knew she had, Rita leads her friends in a battle against the might of Ford and the corruption of the Union supposed to protect them. As the girls’ inspiring journey gets bigger than anyone could have imagined, including a meeting with Barbara Castle, MP for Blackburn and Secretary of State for Employment, the pressure is too much for some, but can Rita keep up the good fight and maintain the happy home she has worked so hard for?
The story balances real life characters, including Blackburn’s very own political powerhouse Barbara Castle, with representations of various Ford employees who took the fight to the man… And won.
Funny, touching and timeless, Made in Dagenham shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together.
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Age Guidance: PG – 12+ ADVISORY
Running time: c. 2 hours 20 minutes including interval
On Sale: Friday 13 March 2020
VenueWindsor Suite - Seated
- Tickets from£16.50
- Groups 10+ from £13.50
- Door Tickets from£16.50
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