Recent Show - March 2017 - Made in Dagenham

2017 Production : MADE IN DAGENHAM

The NODA Report for Crowthorne Musical Players' latest production can be found here.

Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, Made in Dagenham is the uplifting new British musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right.

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. As the girls’ inspiring journey gets bigger than anyone could have imagined, the pressure is too much for some, but can Rita keep up the fight and the happy home she’s worked so hard for?

Funny, touching and timeless, Made in Dagenham shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together.

Winner of the 2017 Kathleen Oyler Trophy for Chorus Work

Mark Conolly, the show's director commented that "It’s important that the cast appreciate that the award is based on all aspects of how they performed; their acting, their singing, their dancing – even their comings-and-goings. That’s why, with the exception of Best Musical (which I’d have certainly nominated us for!) the award reflects well on everyone. First of all they were judged best within District 14 and now, best in the London Region – and it’s a bloody big Region!"

Justin Ferrington, collecting the NODA award on behalf of Crowthorne Musical Players