Made in Dagenham to star Gemma Arterton

Date Posted: 07/03/2014

Made in Dagenham, a new musical comedy starring Gemma Arterton, will open at the Adelphi Theatre on 5th November.

Directed by Rupert Goold (artistic director of Almeida Theatre) with music from BAFTA-winning composer David Arnold (Bond series, Sherlock) and lyrics by Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer The Opera), Made in Dagenham tells the story of Rita O’Grady (played by Gemma Arterton) and her battle with the might of Ford.

Made in Dagenham: a synopsis

Set in Essex, 1968, Rita O’Grady works at the Ford Dagenham car plant but her life is about to change when it is announced that the girls in the sewing room will have their pay grade dropped to ‘unskilled’.

Drawing on strength she never knew she had, Rita leads her friends into a battle against the corporate giant.

Rupert Goold said: “From my first watch of Made in Dagenham I knew it was a piece I wanted to be involved in bringing to stage. It’s such an engaging, relatable and vital story and I’m convinced as a musical we can bring even more to it.”

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