About Made in Dagenham
Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, Made in Dagenham at the Adelphi Theatre is the uplifting new West End musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right.
Made in Dagenham is set in Essex 1968 where 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. Life, however, 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?
★★★★★ ‘The show the West End has been waiting for. Buy a ticket and go!’ Gay Times
★★★★ Mail on Sunday ★★★★ Observer ★★★★Evening Standard
★★★★‘A conveyor belt of raucous fun’ Daily Mail
★★★★ ‘The best British musical since Billy Elliot’ The Stage
★★★★The Independent ★★★★Express ★★★★Time Out
Funny, touching and timeless, Made in Dagenham shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together.
The Made In Dagenham cast is led by Gemma Arterton in the lead role of Rita O’Grady, with Adrian Der Gregorian as her husband Eddie. The cast also includes Steve Furst (US Ford Executive Mr Tooley), Mark Hadfield (Harold Wilson) and Sophie-Louise Dann (Barbara Castle).
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Gemma Arterton will be on holiday and not performning in the shows Monday 23 March to Wednesday 25 March.