Tickets are £16 for all performances, with concessions at £14 available for Tuesday & Saturday Matinee.
Director – Sally Bruton
Musical Director – Kate King
Choreographer – Lianne O Connor
Prepare to laugh and cry as you immerse yourself in 1960s’ working class life following the story of Rita O’Grady, working mother and eventually TUC spokeswoman, in this fast-paced musical based on real events from the Ford car plant in Dagenham. The women’s fight and consequent strike is the back drop for a struggle which is still making headlines today – equality in the workplace. Add to this the ebb and flow of married life, gender stereotyping, class differences and finely-drawn characterisation, and you have all the elements which make for a brilliant musical – you simply need the addition of a great musical score which has everything from fist-punching rally cries to heart-felt ballads with haunting harmonies.
Punchy dialogue and the sometimes foul-mouthed humour of the factory floor contrasts with the poignancy of the internal conflicts as the drama unfolds. Follow the story of the factory girls, their co-workers and the political battle-axes of the time, Harold Wilson and Barbara Castle, in this emotional roller coaster of a musical about love, friendship and standing up to be counted!
This show carries a PG guidance.
Rita O’Grady – Alix Ashurst
Eddie O’Grady – James Daw
Graham & Sharon O’Grady – Oliver Halford & Poppy Melton
Connie – Kirstie Bennett
Monty – Ian Dean
Harold Wilson – Kevin Clarke
Barbara Castle – Natalie Littlewood
3 Aides – Ollie Lewin, Liam Patrick & Josh Hill
Lisa Hopkins – Linda Adlam
Mr Hopkins – Adrian Greasley
Beryl – Debs Pettitt
Sandra – Paige Brierley
Clare – Nicole Ray
Cass – Sarah Wilson
Jo – Becky Bakewell
Tracey – Rosie Morris
Factory Girls – Gemma Baxter, Laura Woolley, Laura Fletcher and Naomi Giglio.
Sid – Cameron Sim
Bill – Chris Wilson
Stan – Mark Chinnery
Barry – Joe Harrison
Tooley – Richard York
Ron Macer & Mr Buckton – John Smith
Hubble – Andy Marmoy
Ensemble – Allison Cundell, Alison Matthews, Clare Proctor, Debby Newton, Joanna Hayes, Julie Rodwell, Len Dobson, Malcolm Nurcombe, Sean Hickling & Sue Reynolds.