Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, Made in Dagenham is the uplifting new West End musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right.
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 sewing 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?
Made in Dagenham (film)
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 nominations, including Outstanding British film.
In December 2011, it was first revealed that a musical adaption of the film Made in Dagenham was being worked on. A reading of the book from the show took place the same month with two workshops also being held the following year. During these workshops, actress Gemma Arterton played the lead role of Rita and in August 2013, Producers Stage Entertainment revealed that they would like Arterton to play the role subject to scheduling and were seeking an autumn 2014 opening.
On 3 March 2014, the show was officially confirmed and it was announced that the show would premiere in London in autumn 2014. The musical has a book by Richard Bean and is directed by Rupert Goold, with choreography by Aletta Collins, set and costume design by Bunny Christie and lighting by Jon Clark. The musical's score is composed by David Arnold, with lyrics by Richard Thomas and sound design by Richard Brooker.
Describing the production, producers revealed that whilst based on the film, it won't be a direct copy of it, saying "Some of the characters from the film will be dropped, and new ones introduced. Not all the elements from the film will be on stage, and we'll expand on things the film barely touched on".
"Made in Dagenham"
"This Is What We Want"
"Always A Problem"
"Sorry I Love You"
"This is America"
"Storm Clouds Montage"
"In An Ideal World"
"We Nearly Had it All"
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Made in Dagenham (2014-11-Adelphi Theatre-London)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Adelphi Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 5 mois Nombre : Première Preview : jeudi 09 octobre 2014Première : mercredi 05 novembre 2014Dernière : samedi 11 avril 2015Mise en scène : Rupert Goold • Chorégraphie : Aletta Collins • Producteur : Avec : Gemma Arterton (Rita O’Grady), Adrian Der Gregorian (Eddie), Steve Furst (Mr Tooley), Mark Hadfield (Harold Wilson), Sophie-Louise Dann (Barbara Castle), Sophie Stanton (Beryl), Heather Craney (Clare), Sophie Isaacs (Sandra), Julius D'Silva (Mr Hopkins), Naomi Frederick (Lisa), Isla Blair, David Cardy, Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Thomas Aldridge, Kate Coysten, Christopher Howell, Scott Garnham, Ian Jervis, Paul Kemble, Emma Lindars, Jo Napthine, Tracey Penn, Gemma Salter, Gareth Snook, Rachel Spurrell, Emily Squibb, Karli Vale, and Rene Zagger.Commentaires : 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 sewing 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?Presse : "But like the cause of equal pay itself, there’s an air of unfinished business about it all. Despite celebrating how a bunch of workers found their voice, the evening lacks a truly compelling one of its own." Dominic Cavendish for The Telegraph
"This show – with its slick, catchy tunes ... infectiously demonstrates that it's a saga well worth making a song and dance about." Paul Taylor for The Independent
"Turned into a big, brassy musical, the show has mislaid the quality that made the film so good: a real heart." Michael Billington for The Guardian
"With its feel-good approach to a long-won battle for fairness, this show will win plenty of friends out for an evening’s easy entertainment." Quentin Letts for The Daily Mail
"... a funny, thoughtful and uplifting show that deserves to be seen." Simon Edge for The Daily Express
"Made in Dagenham is broad, occasionally crass and a little too manipulative (the final number is an especially brazen bid to get us on our feet). But it also manages to be robustly likeable — mixing passionate populism with bursts of big-budget flamboyance." Henry Hitchings for the Evening Standard
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