18- 22 February 2020, The Space at Nottingham Girls’ High school
West Bridgford Operatic Society presents the funny, touching and empowering musical Made in Dagenham telling the story of the 1968 sewing machinists strike at Ford Dagenham for equal pay. An age old story with prevailing relevance!
Please note, this performance uses explicit language.
Essex 1968. Like millions of other working women, each morning Rita O’Grady is just 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.