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Made in Dagenham
19 April 2017 - 22 April 2017£17.50 – £20.50
BLACKPOOL OPERATIC PLAYERS PROUDLY PRESENT MADE IN DAGENHAM
Made in Dagenham is set in 1968 in Essex, highlighting a community of loyal working class solidarity. The women of Ford Dagenham go on strike following a proposal to downgrade their skill set and, subsequently, their pay. This then highlights the massive inequality between men and women in the workplace when doing the same job. Rita, an ordinary working class mum of two, and machinist for the plant, almost by accident finds herself leading the fight for justice. The girls go on strike and, in a stand of unity, the Ford machinists from the Liverpool plant also join the cause. Despite the U.S. executives of Ford trying to fight the girls by ‘laying off’ the men and causing hardship for many families, the girls win out and Harold Wilson’s administration (led by Barbara Castle) pass law to promise equal pay.
The musical is based on a true story and is heart-warming, uplifting and inspiring. It includes some classic British banter, plenty of comedy, uplifting musical numbers and some moments of tenderness and sobriety. Made in Dagenham has a bit of everything.
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.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.
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Sunday – Friday (5 Nights)
16th – 21st April
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Monday – Friday (4 Nights)
17th – 21st April
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Friday – Monday (3 Nights)
21st – 24th April
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Friday – Sunday (2 Nights)
21st – 23rd April
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