As previously reported, Gemma Arterton will star as Rita O’Grady, alongside Adrian der Gregorian as Eddie, Steve Furst as Mr Tooley, Mark Hadfield as Harold Wilson, Sophie-Louise Dann as Barbara Castle, Sophie Stanton as Beryl, Heather Craney as Clare, Sophie Isaacs as Sandra, Julius D’Silva as Mr Hopkins and Naomi Frederick as Lisa.
Final casting for Made in Dagenham The Musical, has Isla Blair and David Cardy as Connie and Monty, completing the line-up, who started rehearsals for the show on 4th August 2014.
The cast also includes: 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.
It’s 1968, and the Ford auto factory in Dagenham is one of the largest private employers in Britain. In addition to its thousands of male workers, it employs 187 underpaid women machinists who assemble car seat upholstery in lousy working conditions.
Shop steward Rita O’Grady joins with union rep Albert Passingham to get a better deal for these hard-done-by women, but soon discovers there’s more to the dispute than she realised: women are paid an appalling fraction of the men’s wages for the same work across the board. Refusing to put up with it any longer, Rita leads a strike by for equal pay. A grinding labour and political struggle follows that will ultimately advance the cause of women’s rights around the world.
Based on the hit movie of the same name, brand-new musical Made In Dagenham the Musical stars one of our brightest and most beautiful screen and stage stars, Gemma Arterton. Best known for high-profile roles in Quantum of Solace, Tamara Drewe and other hit movies, she’s fresh from acclaim in The Duchess of Malfi at Shakespeare’s Globe.
Made in Dagenham The Musical
Booking from 9th October 2014
Currently booking to 28th March 2015
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 3.00pm