Stirling & Bridge of Allan
Musical Theatre Company
Made In Dagenham (The Musical)
SABOS are delighted to return to the Macrobert stage with Made in Dagenham The Musical.
The story is based on the 2010 film Made in Dagenham which in turn centred around the true-life events of the Ford sewing machinists strike of 1968. It principally follows the main character of Rita O'Grady, who acts as the spokesperson for a group of female workers at Ford's Dagenham plant, who go on strike to fight the inequality that becomes apparent when women workers were to be paid less as they were classed as unskilled.
In contrast, their male colleagues were classed as skilled and ultimately received more pay.
With the intervention of Barbara Castle, in Harold Wilson's government, her support led these actions to the creation of the Equal Pay Act 1970.