Tickets for our next show, Made In Dagenham, are selling quickly, and you can get yours here.
Our brilliant cast are being put through their paces, costumes are being created and our vision of 1968 Dagenham is coming together, all under the watchful eyes of our excellent creative team! The box office is now open (link at the bottom of this page) so now is the time to get your tickets for this sensational show!
And here’s our video trailer to help whet your appetites.
The story of Made In Dagenham
Set in 1968, this musical tells the story of the few upholstery machinists at Ford’s Dagenham plant who came out on strike for equal pay. In doing so, they took on the full might of Ford USA, the British government, the TUC, public opinion and even their own colleagues – and won!
Their story is now recognised as a key part of the story of female equality, and revolves around an ordinary housewife and machinist who inadvertently becomes the spokeswoman for the ladies, and in doing so risks the stability of her home and marriage to fight for something she passionately believes in.
The piece also highlights and reminds us, sometimes uncomfortably, about other issues of the day, such as equality of the sexes, which we now take for granted, corporal punishment in schools, sexism in the workplace, the expectations of working class children, especially girls, expectations of degree educated women in society, women in the trade unions and government, non-PC comedians and American business influence in UK and European affairs.
All this is done with an earthy – and at times now shocking – sense of humour, using language typical of the working environments of the time.
How to buy your tickets for Made In Dagenham
Buy your tickets online by clicking here. Made In Dagenham runs at Hampton Hill Theatre from Tuesday 31 October to Saturday 4 November with performances at 7:45pm each evening, plus a 2pm matinee on Saturday. We can’t wait to see you there, and in the meantime be sure to check out our show page here.