Wed 2 - Sat 5 Oct, Main Theatre Auditorium musicals
Made In Dagenham follows the worker’s story in a witty and emotional script with contrasting lively and thoughtful musical numbers
In 1968 just under 200 female workers walked out of the Dagenham Ford Motor Company factory protesting about their unskilled worker grading. Men, who did the same level of work, were placed in a semi-skilled grade. The women wanted recognition for their work. This protest led to the shutdown of the whole plant, meetings with then Secretary of State for Employment, Barbara Castle and eventually, the introduction of the UK’s Equal Pay Act.
Made In Dagenham follows the worker’s story in a witty and emotional script with contrasting lively and thoughtful musical numbers culminating in a feel good, uplifting finale. Come and follow this true story and meet the characters involved, including Barbara Castle, then Prime Minister Harold Wilson and, of course, the amazing group of ladies and their menfolk.
Book by Richard Bean
Music by David Arnold
Lyrics by Richard Thomas
Based on the Wooley/Kartsen/Number 9 Motion Picture
An amateur production by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are supplied by MTI Europe
Tickets from Alcester Musical Theatre Company
Early booking up to 2nd September apply to: Mrs. C. M. Hill, 23 Priory Road, Alcester, B49 5DX. Telephone: 01789 763446 (booking fee exempt). Cheques made payable to: AMTC
Wed Eve £16.00
Thur – Sat Eves £17.00
Sat Mat £15.00
Tickets from the Palace Theatre Box Office and Online
Wed Eve £17.00
Thur – Sat Eves £18.00
Sat Mat £16.00
Age : Suitable 12+
Please note: The show does contain some strong language.