Age Restriction: Parental discretion advised. Some scenes contain swearing representative of the authentic 1968 factory setting.
Important Info: The producers of Made In Dagenham cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays. Please note Gemma Arterton will be on holiday on Tuesday 24th March and Wednesday 25th March Matinee only.
The musical version of the 2010 film Made In Dagenham lands in the West End with a talented team working behind the scenes, ensuring that this gets just as much attention as the big screen version. The show replaces the popular production of The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre, with Gemma Arterton confirmed for a lead role, and takes audiences back to the 1960s.
At the Ford Dagenham car plant in 1968 we meet Rita O’Grady, who leads the strike of sewing machinists – workers responsible for crafting car seat covers. The strike is a protest against sexual discrimination in the workplace and we follow the characters through this journey.
In real life the events led to the Equal Pay Act of 1970, with the strikes leading to a halt in car production at the plant as stock for car seat covers ran out. It was a landmark case and one that is ripe for dramatisation, as the 2010 movie proved to cinemagoers. Now, of course, it is the turn of theatregoers to see the events unfold in the West End.
The musical features a book by the acclaimed Richard Bean, a writer whose work has been seen regularly in the West End. His most recent work is the acclaimed show One Man, Two Guvnors, which ended its run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 1st March 2014, and prior to that he was behind The Heretic at the Royal Court Theatre, House Of Games at the Almeida Theatre and England People Very Nice at the National Theatre, among others. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and nominations, including an Olivier Award-nomination for Harvest at the Royal Court Theatre in 2005.
He’s not alone in bringing the show to life, however, with David Arnold (best known for his work on the James Bond movies from Tomorrow Never Dies to Quantum Of Solace) providing the music and Richard Thomas the lyrics. The original movie was penned by William Ivory and was directed by Nigel Cole.
In a year that sees movie adaptations like Cool Rider and Let The Right One In (the latter also a novel) appear in the West End, Made In Dagenham joins them with a run at the Adelphi Theatre from October 2014 .
|Booking From:||Saturday, 11th April 2015|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 11th April 2015|
|Running Time:||2 hours 40 minutes|
|Age Restriction:||Parental discretion advised. Some scenes contain swearing representative of the authentic 1968 factory setting.|
|Important Info:||The producers of Made In Dagenham cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays. Please note Gemma Arterton will be on holiday on Tuesday 24th March and Wednesday 25th March Matinee only.|
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