(Honorary Patron: Vanessa Redgrave CBE)

22nd to 25th May 2019
The Grayshott Stagers will present:

Made in Dagenham

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

The Director is Kim Seymour

The Musical Director is 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 Rebecca Rebecca McGregor
Lisa Hopkins Rachel Rachel Perkins
Mr Hopkins To be cast To be cast
Barbara Castle Sally Sally Waghorn
Harold Wilson Ellis Ellis Nicholls
Mr Tooley David David Impiazzi
Monty Eric Eric Collins
Emma Karen Karen Guest
Club Singer Caroline Caroline Thompson

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 is presented by arrangement with
Music Theatre International (Europe)
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe

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