Plays Directory : Made in Dagenham

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

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  • Overview
    Made in Dagenham is drawn from the real-life 1968 sewing machinists strike at the Ford factory in Dagenham, Essex. This strike was influential in the passing of the Equal Pay Act of 1970. The musical focuses on the leader of the strike, Rita O’Grady, as she encourages the women of the Ford factory to walk out after they are re-classified as unskilled workers, while their male counterparts see their wages increase. After Rita is patronized and snubbed by the factory at a union meeting, the women’s grievances over their worker status turn into a fight for equal pay. Determined not to be treated like the poor relation, the women vote unanimously to strike (“Everybody Out”) and encourage the women at the Liverpool factory to strike also. However when the American bosses fly in and lay off 5,000 men as a result, including Rita’s husband Eddie,cracks begin to show in the women’s solidarity. Risking her marriage and friendships, Rita continues her efforts for equality and gives a rousing speech at a televised Trade Union Conference (“Stand Up”), leading to the passing of equal pay within the union. As Eddie finally recognizes his wife’s achievements, the women celebrate their life-changing success. Featuring a rousing score and a choice of good character roles, Made in Dagenham offers parts for all ages.

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5 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Douglas Julian
Douglas Julian
Child Actor
2020, Graham
Hull New Theatre
Emily Gradwell
Emily Gradwell
Child Actor
2019, Chorus
The Chantry Centre
Dan Heesem
Dan Heesem
Lighting Operator
2019, Get out Crew
Devonport Playhouse
Anya Gardiner
Anya Gardiner
Child Actor
2019, aide 1 extra
the whistable school
Miranda Mackay
Miranda Mackay
Director
2019, Director
Oxford Playhouse
Rachel Kevern
2019, Ensemble/Factory Girl
The Oxford Playhouse
Kirsty Woolven
2019, Ensemble
Charlotte Gaylor
2019, Dancer
Cast, Doncaster
Sienna Eden
Sienna Eden
Child Actor
2019, Factory Worker
Shinfield Players Theatre
Rachel Hammond
2018, Rita O'Grady
Bernie Grant Arts Centre
Alex Parsons
Alex Parsons
Actor
2018, Eddie O'Grady
Strode Theatre
Hugo Hutton-Iliff
Hugo Hutton-Iliff
Child Actor
2018, Graham O'Grady
Hinchingbrooke Arts Theatre
Sarah Dickson
2018, Connie Riley / Swing/ Ensemble
Charles Parry
Charles Parry
Sound Operator
2018, Sound No. 1
Bernie Grant Art Centre
Alex Latham
Alex Latham
Lighting Designer
2018, Lighting Designer/Technician
Julian Slade Theatre, Bath
Charlotte Gowers
Charlotte Gowers
Technician
2018, Lighting Designer
The Greenwood Theatre
Matt Whale
Matt Whale
Lighting Designer
2018, Lighting Designer / Programmer
Eve Lyons Studio Theatre
Tianna Sealy-Jewiss
2018, Beryl
Reynolds Performing Arts
Katie Canning
Katie Canning
Singer
2018, Clare
Waterside Theatre
Amelie Meury-Cashman
Amelie Meury-Cashman
Child Actor
2018, Clare
Shoeburyness High School, Wendy Owen Theatre