Made in Dagenham is a super show suitable for all ages.
Set in 1968, Rita lives in Dagenham and like many local women, she works at the Ford plant performing the specialised task of sewing upholstery for car seats. It’s intricate work carried out in sweltering conditions. So why, she wonders, are the workers paid the same as unskilled labourers? Is it because the work is unskilled. Or is it in fact because they are women.
Made In Dagenham shows how, with a little help from political firebrand Barbara Castle, the Dagenham women managed to overturn an age old hypocrisy.
We are pleased to welcome Hailey Budd, who is directing for us for the first time. Keith Willis, who was MD for our recent panto, has agreed to work with us again as Musical Director, with Heidi Koutselinis, as choreographer.