The West End has a pretty stellar track record of late when it comes to adapting feelgood movies for the stage.
So it comes as no surprise that Brit comedy
Made in Dagenham
is about to tread the boards at the classic Adelphi Theatre, with a host of toe-tapping musical numbers and a proper Hollywood star in the lead - one Gemma Arterton!
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?