West Bromwich Operatic Society present MADE IN DAGENHAM.
Book by RICHARD BEAN Music by DAVID ARNOLD Lyrics by RICHARD THOMAS.
Based on the Woolley/Karlsen/Number 9 Motion Picture Financed by the BBC, BMS Film Finance, BFI and Lip Sync Productions. Directed by Nigel Cole Screenplay by William Ivory
Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, MADE IN DAGENHAM is the uplifting new British 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 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 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? Funny, touching and timeless, MADE IN DAGENHAM shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together.
This amateur production is presented by West Bromwich Operatic Society in arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.