Made in Dagenham Harrogate Phoenix Players
Review: In Made in Dagenham performed by the Harrogate Phoenix Players give a timely reminder of where the ongoing fight for equality began, while in the process creating one of their most watchable and highly enjoyable productions in recent years. 😀
Once again under the guidance of director Mark Edwards and musical director Oliver Longstaff, the pair get the best out of a strong ensemble cast, building to a dazzling crescendo at the show’s end.
The company is wowing audiences with the sights, sounds and political tensions of the late 1960s – all with a show-stopping array of songs and performances thrown in. See the full review from Harrogate Advertiser
Made in Dagenham is set in Essex 1968 where 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. Life, however, 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’.
It’s a show that blatantly condemns sexism and it shows, despite its mostly light tone, the real cost of fighting for their civil rights in the 1960’s .It is both compelling and fun to watch.
Thespis Theatrical Costumiers are proud to continue to excel in bringing high quality costume hire on to the stage for this uplifting production. Link to our Made in Dagenham Page