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Based on the smash-hit 2010 film, Made in Dagenham opens at the Adelphi Theatre in 2014. Starring Gemma Arterton, the show focuses on the battle for equal pay and equal rights in 1968 Essex, within the Ford Dagenham plant.

Based on the successful 2010 film, Made in Dagenham stars RADA trained Gemma Arterton (Tess of the d’Urbervilles, St Trinians), opening in the West End in October 2014.

Award-winning director Rupert Goold (American Psycho) presents this musical which has a book by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors), music by Grammy and BAFTA award-winning composer David Arnold (James Bond, Sherlock) and lyrics by Olivier award-winner Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer the Opera).

Set in 1968 Essex, Rita O’Grady is one of several working women at the Ford Dagenham plant. When it is announced that pay will be dropped, Rita takes it on herself to rally against the factory bosses. Leading her friends in a battle for equal rights and equal pay, she faces the might of Ford and the Union that was supposed to protect them. Based on a true story that resulted in the Equal Pay Act 1970, Made in Dagenham focuses on battling sexism in the 1960s. It shows what people can achieve when they stand together, and how a journey can inspire generations of women across the world.

Casting includes stage and screen actor Gemma Arterton as Rita O’Grady and Adrian Der Gregorian as Eddie O’Grady, with Isla Blair, David Cardy, Sophie Stanton, Mark Hadfield and Steve Furst amongst a large ensemble. The production features set and costume design by Bunny Christie (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time), lighting design by Jon Clark, sound design by Richard Brooker and choreography by Aletta Collins. Made in Dagenham is a brand new musical comedy about the women who inspired a generation.

Sorry this show closed 11 April 2015, we recommend these similar productions.

Performance dates:
26 Jan 2015 - 11 Apr 2015
Running time:
2 hours and 40 minutes including an interval.
Adelphi Theatre (See map)
Age recommendation:
Recommended for 12+ (bad language)
Audience Notes:
Those who enjoy a full-on singing and dancing production.

Parental discretion advised as some scenes contain swearing.

Best Seats

SeatPlan Recommends: Sit in the front-middle of the Stalls or Dress Circle to get the best view of this show.

Fans of Hairspray and Grease will enjoy this feel-good musical.

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    I enjoyed the show very much. The whole show blew me away. The acting was amazing, the cast were... More

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    sarahward Top 50 reviewer 21 Aug 2017

    The show was amazing. I didn't know how the could make a theatre production form the film. The p... More

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    sarahward Top 50 reviewer 22 Aug 2017

    The show was incredible. I love the whole cast and the sets were amazing.

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    sarahward Top 50 reviewer 20 Aug 2017

    Made in Dagenham was a nice show and I can see it eventually having a UK tour but I have to admit... More

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    RichardBayton 01 Jun 2017

    I loved the show, the show had a wonderful cast with great energy and the cast really brought emo... More

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