Made In Dagenham – September 2024

Director: James Nelson

Musical Director: James Stevens

Choreographer: Charlie Charity


Based on the 2010 film of the same name, Made in Dagenham is drawn from the real-life 1968 sewing machinists strike at the Ford factory in Dagenham, Essex. 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. Risking her marriage and friendships, Rita continues her efforts for equality, but will this result in the passing of equal pay within the union that she has worked so hard to achieve? Featuring a rousing score and a splattering of comedy and emotion, Made in Dagenham is a show that resonates with audiences of all ages.

This show carries a PG guidance.


Rita O’ Grady – Nikita Collington

Eddie O’ Grady – David Burton

Barbara Castle – Natalie Littlewood

Harold Wilson – Richard York

Connie Riley – Kate King

Sandra Beaumont – Freya Lakin

Beryl – Sally Bruton

Cass – Jenny Pilbeam

Clare – Laura Kidger

Monty – Kevin Clarke

Gregory Hopkins – Ian Dean

Lisa Hopkins – Mel Swift

Tooley/ Chubby Chuff – Mark Chinnery

Harold Wilson’s Aides – Adrian Dobson, Tom Vickery, Adey Greasley

Cortina Man – Adrian Dobson

Bill – Tom Vickery

Sid– John Smith

MC/Buckton/ Hubble– Andy Savage

Macer– Adey Greasley

Barry – Charlie Cound

Emma – Sarah Pell

Jo – Gemma Baxter