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Made in Dagenham

6th - 9th April 2022

Adrian Mann Theatre, Epsom

Book by Richard Bean

Music by David Arnold

Lyrics by Richard Thomas

Director: Jeff Chinappen

Musical Director: Ashley Harvey

Choreographer: Christine Morris

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?


Based on a true story and inspired by the hit movie, Made in Dagenham shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together.

Cast List

Rita O'Grady - Lian Finne

Eddie O'Grady - Toby James

Clare - Faith Bennett

Beryl - Denize Goulder-Perks

Sandra - Carly Bond

Cass - Tess Ball

Mr Hopkins - Dil Patel

Lisa Hopkins - Jo McCandlish

Monty - Paul Bullock

Connie - Victoria Ashman

Mr Tooley - Steve Leitch

Barbara Castle - Emma June Dixon

Harold Wilson - Didrik Finne

Barry - James Stearn

Cortina Man - Will Wilson


Lauren James, Nichola Dalziel, Ella Goulding, Hayley Morgan, Sandra Zeffman, Kay Rose, Alice Sheffield, Melissa Jayne Floris-Watkins, Emma Bullock, Anthony Black, Ben Glover, Daniel Makonyola, Martin Guest

Photographs courtesy of Edward Thomson

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