Made in Dagenham
Battle Light Opera Group transfer their sell-out production to The Stables’ stage after performing to rapturous audiences in May.
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.
‘Made In Dagenham’ is a funny, touching and timeless tale about ordinary people doing extraordinary things when they stand together. BLOG’s final performances of this hugely popular show have sold out – but you can call the box office on (01424) 423221 to be added to our waiting list in case returns become available.
Director: David Sismore. Musical Director: Lorraine Barry. Choreographer: Hollie Jane Saunters. Artistic Consultant: Sophie-Louise Dann.
PLEASE NOTE: Contains strong language and adult themes.
Rita O’Grady – Vanessa Trowell
Eddie O’Grady – Alex S. Roberts
Sharon O’Grady – Freya Johnson
Graham O’Grady – Alfie Saunters
Beryl – Kate Dyer
Connie – Sue Wilson
Sandra – Lauren Creasey
Clare – Maisie Weston
Cass – Charlotte Collins
Monty – Colin Adams
Barry – Adam Packham
Rachel – Libby Montagu – Grainger
Emma – Alice Creasey
Cortina Man/Sid/Chubby Chuff – Steve Pickering
Bill/Mr Buckton – Ben Smith
Worker/Government Aide – Adrian Collins
Mr Hopkins – Lee Lyons
Lisa Hopkins – Joanna Flay
Tooley – Rob Dyer
Ron Macer/Worker/Aide – Joe Sykes
Gregory Hubble/Worker/Aide – Oliver Mann
Harold Wilson – Paul Goring
Barbara Castle – Maxine Roach
Liverpool Workers/Ensemble – Alice Creasey, Judy Gilham, Yvette Cook, Jo Doyle, Leanne Clark, Naomi Wareham
Reviews from May 2018
(WARNING: May contain spoilers!)
“A joy to watch” – Rye and Battle Observer
A “funny, moving, high energy and well-polished production” – National Operatic and Dramatic Assoc.
A Battle Light Opera Group production.