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.
The O'Gradys Kitchen is 3.6m wide and 3.6m high. It can be separated to form two sections for ease of storage in the wings. It has a practical door which opens downstage.
Small props, tables, chairs, desks etc are not included in the set package.
The assembly line car is in three sections and can be assembled on stage. The wheels can also be rolled on to stage and placed in the wheel arches. once assembled the whole car can be pushed off stage, then disassembled for storage. total length 3.6m.
The Made in Dagenham set comes with two sets of permanent flats one set is 2.4m wide and 3.6m high and has solid panels and the other is 1.2m wide, the same height also with solid panels. These are designed to mask the wings instead of using blacks and keep the industrial theme through the set.
The Made in Dagenham set comes with a pair of flats 2.4m wide and 3.6m high and has Gauze panels, these trucked or flown flats can be utilised for several scenes and if cleverly lit can show silhouette figures behind the main scene as if they were in a corridor.
Included are five trucked sewing machines, each one has a 12v work light attached, powered from a battery which can be used during scenes. Please note these are printed not real machines.
The PM's office is 3.6m wide by 3.6m high and comes in two sections for easy wing storage. It has a practical down stage opening door
The Hopkin's kitchen flat measures 2.4m wide by 3.6m high.
The Hopkin's Dining room flat measures 1.2m wide by 3.6m high.
The new Cortina 2000E.
This is unveiled in the Ford showroom. The car is trucked and the truck is hidden by the sheet (not supplied) The car is a high resolution print.
The TUC conference scene consists of a large upstage sign and a downstage matching podem
Hanging Greetings from Eastbourn sign
Hanging Berni inn sign
Locker room trucked coat stands
Hanging Ford sign
Social club trucked Bar
All enquiries to Keith Herring
Show pictures are from CSODS production on Cromer Pier and show photos taken by Steven Burbidge