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Made in Dagenham - at Blackpool Grand Theatre

Start: 21st April 2017 19:30
End: 21st April 2017 21:30
Venue: The Grand Theatre, 33 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 1HT

The best in live entertainment and theatre, with something for everyone at Blackpool Grand

Made in Dagenham Blackpool Grand Theatre

Made in Dagenham

19-22 April at 7.30pm, 2pm matinee on 20 and 22

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.

Prices and book tickets here or call the box office on 01253 290190 (and please mention you saw it here!)

More information about prices and how to book shows at Blackpool Grand Theatre here

 
Published: 1st April 2017
Modified: 1st April 2017
 
 

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