Gemma Arterton stars in this new stage adaptation of the 2010 British film directed by Rupert Goold.
Featuring a book by One Man, Two Guvnors playwright Richard Bean, Made In Dagenham is based on the 1968 strikes that saw female workers at Ford’s Dagenham plant go on strike with the aim of attaining equal pay. It follows wife and mother Rita O’Grady as she leads her fellow sewing machinists on an inspiring journey that turns into something far bigger that any of them ever imagined.
Made In Dagenham marks Arterton’s second stage outing in 2014 following her acclaimed performance in The Duchess Of Malfi at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Playing Rita, a role made famous by Sally Hawkins in the film of the same name, the actress is best known for her film roles, which have included St Trinian’s, Quantum Of Solace and Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters.
She is joined in the cast by Adrian Der Gregorian as her onstage husband Eddie. He has previously appeared in West End productions of The Woman In White and La Cage Aux Folles.
This touching tale will be brought to life on stage with music by BAFTA and Grammy Award-winning composer David Arnold and lyrics by Jerry Springer The Opera’s Richard Thomas. It features designs by Olivier Award-winning designer Bunny Christie and choreography by His Dark Materials’ Aletta Collins.
PLEASE NOTE: The producers of Made In Dagenham do not have an age restriction policy and would encourage parents to use their discretion. Parents should be aware that some scenes contain swearing representative of the authentic 1968 factory setting.
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