Suffolk Young People’s Theatre is presenting the musical ‘Made in Dagenham’ at the Theatre Royal, in Bury St Edmunds, later this month.
The 2010 film received several award nominations, and the following year, it was announced that a musical was under development.
Based on historical events of the Ford Dagenham strike of the swinging 60s, the show follows factory girl Rita O’Grady who must balance her role at home as she becomes an unlikely feminist icon in the battle for equal pay.
It’s a battle that strains her relationship with her family to the limit, but Rita and her friends prove that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things when they stand together.
It is taking place between Wednesday and Saturday, July 26 and 29