Made in Dagenham

“Nothing changes if it isn’t challenged”


How much injustice can women endure before they rebel? Rita O’Grady is overworked and underpaid - she has finally had enough. It is 1968 and along with her female colleagues at Ford Dagenham, Mother-of-two Rita begins a local battle for equal pay that unwittingly garners national attention. This prescient tale attests to the continuing struggle for equal rights that wages on today.


Made in Dagenham is an uplifting musical, full of energy, that brings recognition to everyday women being wives and mothers whilst standing up for their rights.

Performed at the Oxford Playhouse

13th-16th February 2019


Production Team

Producer: Amy Thompson

Director: Miranda Mackay

Musical Director: Josh Cottell

Choreographer: Hannah Klim

Assistant Producer: Matilde Soares da Silva

Assistant Directors: Emma Hawkins, Caleb Barron

Tap Choreographer: Amy Charles

Assistant Choreographer: Max Penrose

Lighting Designer: Seb Dows-Miller

Associate Lighting Designer: Louise Drognat-Landré

Assistant Lighting Designers: Jake Adams, Will Hayman, Sophie Clifford-King, Nick Heymann, Cerian Richmond Jones 

Sound Designer: Bill Wu

Assistant Sound Designer: Morgane Griffiths

Sound Assistants: Sungmin Cho, Kennagh Marsh, Neil Fisher

Costume Designer: Beth McCullagh

Wardrobe: Cat Robinson, Cecily Lasnet, Maya Colborn

Set Designer: Christopher Neal

Assistant Set Designer: Emily Stevenhagen

Production Manager: Rhiannon Ogden-Jones

CSM: Greta Economides

Technical Stage Manager: James Fellows

Props Supervisor: Kitty Foster

ASMs: Bethan Chalmers, Juliet Dowley, Alice Lavelle


Marketing Manager: Laura Wilsmore

Deputy Marketing Manager: Ben Gregson

Outreach and Access Officer: Olivia Webster

Press Officer: Rheanna Bayley

Events Organiser: Kitty Low

Social Media Marketing: Emi Staniazek

Marketing Assistant: Sam Trevelyan


Rita O'Grady: Maddy Page

U/S Rita O'Grady: Emily Ashbrook

Beryl: Ruby Nicholson

Sandra: Grace Albery

Clare: Ellie Thomas

Cass: Lucy Jones

Connie Riley: Isabella Gilpin

Eddie O'Grady: Eoghan McNelis

Lisa Hopkins: Jessica Bradley

Mr. Hopkins: Nathan di Georgi 

Monty: Luke Buckley Harris

Barbara Castle: Ella Tournes

Harold Wilson: David Garrick

Mr. Tooley: Gavin Fleming

Graham O’Grady: Daisy Cook / Ethan Harris

Sharon O’Grady: Alice Johns / Lyla Ellis

Male Ensemble: Jake Griffiths (Cortina Man), Jake Harrison Woods, Max Penrose, Josh Willetts, Joe Winter, Emilio Campa

Female Ensemble: Alicia Fisher, Rachel Kevern, Sophie Stiewe, Emi Staniaszek, Lucy Gibbs, Emily Ashbrook


Photography by Ben Darwent and Laura Wilsmore. 

Made in Dagenham: The Musical. Book by Richard Bean, Music by David Arnold, Lyrics by Richard Thomas. Based on the Woolley/Karlsen/Number 9 Motion Picture. This amateur production was presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)

Praise for Made in Dagenham

"An explosion of colourful enthusiasm with an encouraging message, an upbeat cast, and musical numbers you’ll be humming all the way home." – Oxford Opening Night

"Everything in this production is well thought-out." – The Oxford Student 

"The modification of “student” attached to it is not needed. Such a label often implies that a production is of a lesser level, that it is a piece that requires an audience to be forgiving, the actors to be sub-par. Made in Dagenham needs no such modifier." – The Oxford Student