Made In Dagenham

Made In Dagenham tells the true story of the few upholstery machinists at Ford’s Dagenham plant who came out on strike in the late 60s for equal pay. In doing so they took on the full might of Ford USA, the British Government, the TUC, public opinion and initially their own colleagues. And won!

The plot revolves around an ordinary housewife and machinist Rita O’Grady 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 as well as equality of the sexes, namely; corporal punishment in schools, sexism in the workplace, the expectations of working class children especially girls, the expectations of degree educated women in society, women in the trade unions, women in government, non pc comedians, and American business influence in UK and European affairs. And all this is done with a pithy sense of humour throughout.

It makes you laugh, and it makes you think.

Cast & Creative

Cast List

Character Actor
Rita O'Grady Lacey Creed
Eddie O'Grady Martin Wilcox
Harold Wilson Steve Taylor
Barbara Castle Clair Jardella
Connie Lizzie Brignall
Monty Carl Smith
Beryl Kerry Magee
Clare Aggie Holland
Tooley Edz Barrett
Cass Sarah Perkins
Sandra Bex Wood
Hopkins Andy Yeates
Lisa Hopkins Helen Lowe
Cortina Man Mathew Madeley
Club Singer Emma Hosier
Ensemble Helen Shore
Ensemble Rachel Williams
Ensemble Tracy Sorgiovanni
Ensemble Anna Strain
Ensemble Kathryn Field
Ensemble Chris Morris
Ensemble Darren Moss
Ensemble Berni Messenger
Ensemble John Paul Sutherland
Ensemble Liam Rouse
Ensemble Spyros Rapsomanikis
Ensemble Dave Shortland
Ensemble Greg Smith
Ensemble Jonny Buckley
Graham O'Grady Noam Sala Budgen
Sharon O'Grady Emily Pegler

Creative Team

Role Name
Director Wesley Henderson-Roe
Musical Director Artemis Read
Choreographer Susannah Pink
Stage Manager Richard Coveney
Lighting Ed Pagett
Set Design Lizzie Lattimore
Set Design Jenna Powell
Sound Stuart Vaughan
Props Jacqui Withal
Costume Zoe Harvey-Lee
FOH Clare Henderson Roe

Show Date: 31 Oct – 4 Nov 2017

Venue: Hampton Hill Theatre

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