(Honorary Patron: Vanessa Redgrave CBE)

22nd to 25th May 2019
The Grayshott Stagers presented:

Made in Dagenham

Book by
Richard Bean
Music by
David Arnold
Lyrics by
Richard Thomas
  Based on the Woolley/Karlsen/Number 9 Motion Picture  

The Director was Kim Seymour

The Musical Director was Chris Snelling

The Cast:

Rita O'Grady Fiona Fiona McGregor
Eddie O'Grady Tony Tony Carpenter
Connie Riley Mary Mary Coyte
Beryl Chloe Chloe Johnson-Jones
Sandra Beaumont Beth Beth Lloyd-Perks
Clare Helen Helen Coyte
Cass Karen Karen Guest
Lisa Hopkins Caroline Caroline Thompson
Mr Hopkins Doug Doug McLeod
Barbara Castle Sally Sally Waghorn
Harold Wilson Ellis Ellis Nicholls
Mr Tooley David David Impiazzi
Monty Eric Eric Collins
Cortina Man Mike Mike Byrne
Buckton Richard Richard Ashton
Hubble Gerry Gerry Francke
Sid Graham Graham Ferris
Bill Mike Mike Byrne
Stan Sacha Sacha Blackwood
Graham O'Grady Sam & Ruari Sam & Ruari
Sharon O'Grady Freya & Ysla Freya & Ysla
Cortina Promotion Girls Debra Debra Allen
  Ruth Ruth McLeod
  Kate Kate Buxton
Berni Inn Waitress Linette Linette Ackroyd
Macer Richard Richard Ashton
Civil Servants Chris Chris Lloyd
  Peter Peter Lucas
  Gerry Gerry Francke
Also appearing Ruth Ruth Wilbraham
  Silas Silas Lane
  Robert Robert Thrower
  Rob Rob Seymour
  Ingrid Ingrid Collins

The musical is based on the 2010 film Made in Dagenham, which in turn centred around the true-life events of the Ford sewing machinists strike of 1968.

The film principally follows the main character of Rita O'Grady, who acts as the spokesperson for a group of female workers at Ford's Dagenham plant, who go on strike to fight the inequality that becomes apparent when women workers were to be paid less as they were classed as unskilled. In contrast, their male colleagues were classed as skilled and ultimately received more pay. These actions led to the creation of the Equal Pay Act 1970.

It received four British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nominations, including Outstanding British film.

This amateur production was presented by arrangement with
Music Theatre International (Europe)
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe

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