With two casts performing across four nights, the Senior School production of the musical, ‘Made in Dagenham’, was a rip roaring success.
‘Made in Dagenham’ is a feel good musical telling the story of the 1968 Sewing Machinist strike at Ford Dagenham. Led by Rita O’Grady, an ordinary ‘working housewife and mother’, this is an inspiring David and Goliath tale of ‘working class solidarity’ and the fight for equal pay for women – a fight that would become the catalyst for the Equal Pay Act in 1970. This uplifting tale became a film in 2010 and subsequently a musical.
The production saw over 90 students taking part as cast, stage crew, tech and musicians. To get the production to the stage, a further 20 art scholars, art students and drama students worked extensively behind the scenes to create the sets. And we mustn’t forget to mention our Sixth Form front of house team who made sure the audience were all seated smoothly.
Huge congratulations to both casts of Made in Dagenham for brilliant performances and many thanks to all staff who have given so much of their time to help the students showcase their talents.
Well done all – what a huge success!