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Original Strikers Visit Made In Dagenham Rehearsals

Published by: Cameron Lowe on 29th Aug 2014 | View all blogs by Cameron Lowe
Original strikers visit Made in Dagenham rehearsals. 

Made in Dagenham Cast

Photo: Manuel Harlan

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.

 Original strikers visit Made in Dagenham rehearsals
Photo: Manuel Harlan

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. Rehearsal shots by the show’s official photographer Manuel Harlan, and featuring the cast and the Dagenham strikers, are attached.
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.



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