Made in Dagenham

The story of one woman’s battle for equality in the male-dominated car industry of the 1960s will come to the stage at the Lichfield Garrick next week.

Made in Dagenham

Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company will perform Made in Dagenham in Lichfield from March 28 to April 1.

Set in 1967, the story follows Rita, a working mother who becomes drawn into an industrial dispute and finds herself taking part in a pivotal moment in the battle for equality in the UK.

A spokesperson said: “Made in Dagenham the Musical is based on the 2010 film of the same name, which was itself based on real events of the Ford sewing machinist strike of 1968.

“The arena of industrial relations in 1960s Britain is a world of conniving employers, outrageous colleagues and scheming politicians.

“This is all presented with moments of high comedy and drama in inventive musical numbers like Everyone Out, Busy Woman, We Nearly Had it All and Stand Up.

For ticket details visit the Lichfield Garrick website or call 01543 412121.

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