Made in Dagenham

18th - 23rd September 2017

Essex 1968. Like millions of other working women, each morning Rita O’Grady is just trying to get her husband out of bed, get the kids off to school and get to work at the factory on time.

 

But life is about to change forever when it’s announced that the girls in the stitching room of Ford’s Dagenham car plant will have their pay grade dropped to ‘unskilled’. Quickly drawing on a strength she never knew she had, Rita leads her friends in a battle against the might of Ford and the corruption of the Union supposed to protect them.

 

As the girls’ inspiring journey gets bigger than anyone could have imagined, the pressure is too much for some, but can Rita keep up the fight and the happy home she’s worked so hard for?

 

Funny, touching and timeless, Made in Dagenham shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together.

 

 

 

CAST

 

FORD FACTORY WORKERS:

Rita O’Grady - SARAH PRENTICE

Beryl - DAWN CAMPBELL-JONES

Connie Riley - DONNA BEDWELL

Sandra Beaumont - KATE STOCKMAN

Clare - CATHERINE MOORE

Cass - RACHEL BARKER

Eddie O’Grady - PHIL WARD

Sid - MATT RIDLEY

Bill - ADAM CARPENTER

Stan - JONNY ROBINSON

Barry  - CHARLIE BARNES

Monty - DARREN GALLIFORD

 

FORD FACTORY MANAGEMENT:

Mr Hopkins - SIMON LEACH

Mr Tooley - ROB BARKER

Ron Macer - JOHNNY CAVE

Gregory Hubble - PETE TOMLINSON

 

OTHERS:

Harold Wilson - PETE FRANCIS

Barbara Castle - LYN BURGOYNE

Civil Servants - MATT RIDLEY, SHAUN PATCHETT, ADAM CARPENTER

Lisa Hopkins - GILL SMITH

Graham O’Grady - GABRIEL BARKER OR OSCAR MOULAND-LEY

Sharon O’Grady - ELLA FOWLER, ROSA GILLETT OR SARAH MOORE

Mr Buckton - PETE TOMLINSON

Chubby Chuff - CHARLIE BARNES

Cortina Man - ADAM CARPENTER

 

Club Singer, Adams, Press Reporters, Photographers, Factory Workers, etc...

BETH ADAMS, LYNDA ADAMS, KATHY ARCHER, JOANNE AUSTIN, PENNI BALL, NAOMI CLAPP, MAISIE CLARKE, NIKKI COURT, GILLIAN DALE, SHEENA GALPIN, MOLLIE GUERIN, SUZANNE MARRIOTT, STEVE MOORE, TRACEY SIMMONS & SOPHIE SMITH

 

 

CREW

 

Production Team

Director  - STEVE MOORE

Co-Director & Choreographer - ISOBEL COURT

Production Manager - ISOBEL COURT

Musical Director - ALFIE PUGH

Stage Manager - PETER STOCKMAN

Assistant Stage Manager - MICHELLE YOUNG

Lighting Design - STAGE TECHNICAL SERVICES

Lighting Operator - WILL TIPPETT

Sound Design and Operator - DAN AYSHFORD

Set Design - DAVID GUNN-JOHNSON ANNE STENNING & FIONA WAGSTAFF

Set Construction - PETER STOCKMAN, DAN ADAMS, ROB PUNTER & MUFFIN

Stage Crew - FIONA WAGSTAFF, DAN ADAMS, ANNE STENNING, DAVID GUNN-JOHNSON, BOB GUERIN

Props - HELEN LAWLOR & MICHELLE YOUNG

Wardrobe - KES CHUN

Publicity - JOANNE AUSTIN

DONNA BEDWELL, ISOBEL COURT & CAST

Online Media Publicity - DAWN CAMPBELL-JONES & CATHERINE MOORE

Front of House - Members of ELTC co-ordinated by Gill Cree

Photography - LEWIS LAW

Design & Print - BACKSTAGE SUPPLIES

 

 

 

 

The Band

Keyboards -  Simon Carter, Allan Fouracre & Alfie Pugh

Reeds  -  Jennifer Campbell & Rachael Parvin

Trumpet  -  Matt Sherwood

Guitar  -  Dave Jones

Bass  -  Jim Rintoul

Drums  -  Steve Douglas

Percussion  -  Michelle Hiley

 

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