Newcastle Glees - Made In Dagenham - The Musical

Event Details

Event: Newcastle Glees - Made In Dagenham - The Musical

Venue: The Annesley Hall, Newcastle

Date(s): 17/11/2022 - 26/11/2022

Time:  Doors open 7pm, Show starts 7.30pm

Tickets: £20 incl. booking fee

Shows: 17th-19th November
              23rd- 26th November

Recommended Viewing age 16+
Show Contains Adult Themes and Strong Language

Newcastle Glees Musical Society Presents: Made in Dagenham - The Musical
Director: Laura Kerr
Choreographer: Clare Donnelly
Musical Director: Mark Tilley

Book by: Richard Bean, Music by: David Arnold, Lyrics by: Richard Thomas

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. This strike was influential in the passing of the Equal Pay Act of 1970. 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, while their male counterparts see their wages increase. After Rita is patronized and snubbed by the factory at a union meeting, the women’s grievances over their worker status turn into a fight for equal pay.

Determined not to be treated like the poor relation, the women vote unanimously to strike and encourage the women at the Liverpool factory to strike also. However when the American bosses fly in and lay off 5,000 men as a result, including Rita’s husband Eddie,cracks begin to show in the women’s solidarity. Risking her marriage and friendships, Rita continues her efforts for equality and gives a rousing speech at a televised Trade Union Conference, leading to the passing of equal pay within the union. As Eddie finally recognizes his wife’s achievements, the women celebrate their life-changing success. Featuring a rousing score and a choice of good character roles.

Other Info: (Tickets are non- refundable & a non-refundable booking fee of £1.50 is included in your online booking.)