Original Ford Strikers Visit MADE IN DAGENHAM Rehearsals
Rehearsals for the forthcoming West End musical Made in Dagenham are now underway, ahead of the show beginning previews on Thursday 9 October, with press night on Wednesday 5 November. The company, led by Gemma Arterton, Adrian Der Gregorian and Isla Blair were recently visited by three of the original Ford Dagenham strikers, whose heart-warming and inspiring story provides the backdrop for the new musical, with book by Richard Bean, music by David Arnold and lyrics by Richard Thomas.
Eileen Pullen, Vera Sime and Gwen Davis visited the central London rehearsal rooms to share with the cast their memories of working in the sewing rooms at the enormous factory and the momentous strike of 1968, which ultimately resulted in the passing of the Equal Pay Act.
The producers have also announced the release of 15,000 tickets priced at just £15 across all performances, including 150 for every preview of the show at London's Adelphi Theatre.
For more information visit MadeInDagenhamTheMusical.com.
Photo by Manuel Harlan