Cody Musical Theatre Company

26th-30th September 2017

Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, Made in Dagenham is the uplifting new British musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right.

Essex 1968. Like millions of other working women, 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. But life 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’. Quickly drawing on a strength she never knew she had, Rita leads her friends in a battle against the might of Ford and the corruption of the Union supposed to protect them. As the girls’ inspiring journey gets bigger than anyone could have imagined, the pressure is too much for some, but can Rita keep up the fight and the happy home she’s worked so hard for?

Funny, touching and timeless, Made in Dagenham shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together.

Production Team

Creative Team

DirectorSue Sampson
Assistant DirectorLisa Fletcher
Musical DirectorPaul Tickner
ChoreographerApril Timpson
Stage ManagerMike Davall
Assistant Stage ManagersRobert Phillips, Andy Piercy
Lighting Director & DesignMelvyn Fryer (Prism)
Lighting EngineerStuart Armes
Lighting AssistantsSam Fisher, Matthew Fuller
Sound DirectorRichard Bradford
Sound AssistantsLiam Gillon, Robert Ives
Set Creator and DesignerMike Davall
Scenery Construction & PaintersMike Davall, Clive Bolton, Bob Cray, Robert Phillips
Stage Crew & Get-In WeekendEd Armes, Clive Bolton, Sandra Bolton, Bob Cray, Stephanie Farry, Andy Harding, Steve Howard, Paula Nettleton, Martin Sampson, June Thomas, Stephen Williams
PropertiesSandra Bolton, Lynda Taylor
Additional Scenery & Properties SupplyStaging hired from Henley Theatre Services Ltd. Properties hired from Wimbledon Light Opera Society. Car and sewing machines hired from Tinhatters at Concorda Theatre, Hinckley. Conference chairs kindly loaned by Cody Sports & Social Club
PromptSheila Main
Box Office ManagerRon Walker
Front of House ManagerSophie Fryer
Assistant Front of House ManagerLucy Smith
Front of House HelpersLucy Armes, Joyce Atlee, Kelly-Ann Brewer, Graham Davidson, Bridget Flett, Paul Gibson, Natalie Howcroft, Mike Lehman, Kevin Long, Rebecca Mason, Teresa McBride, Nigel Morley, Sue Sampson, Peter Taylor, June Thomas, Shirley Tickner, April Timpson, Chrissie White, Emily Woodrow
Rehearsal Tea TeamNatalie Howcroft, Peter Taylor
Stage Door KeeperPeter Taylor
Make Up ManagerVictoria Taylor
Make Up TeamAlison Bedford, Diane Bedford, Kimberley Nichols, Karen Grover
Costume ManagerHelen Dayson
Costume AssistantMarion Boorman
CostumesSue’s Costumes and Crowthorne Musical Players
MatronsNatalie Howcroft, Wendy Boccius
PhotographsGeorge Riddell
Publicity ManagerGiga Phillips
Publicity TeamJodie Bell, Rodney Dell, Lisa Fletcher, Natalie Howcroft, Lucy Smith, Richard Young
SponsorshipStephanie Farry
Website, Programme & ArtworkTim Canfield
The Orchestra
Flute, Alto Sax, Tenor SaxAlison Hoyland
Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone SaxZoe Phillips
Trumpet, Cornet, FlugelLawrence Warburton
Keyboard 1David Perkins
Keyboard 2Paul Darrah
Guitar, Ukulele David Yates
Bass GuitarJonathan Williams
Drums, PercussionDerek Vickers


Cast List

Rita O’GradyDawn Stephens
Eddie O’GradyRob Tickner
Mr TooleyMartin Sampson
Harold WilsonTony Siddall
Barbara CastleChristine Siddall
ConnieTracyann Johnson
MontyTim Canfield
BerylJulie Perrin
ClareAlice Ryland
SandraEmily Fagg
CassSiân Tickner
Mr HopkinsRichard Young
Lisa HopkinsEmma Grant
Cortina singer / AideDale Barrell
Sharon O’GradyJemma Green
Graham O’GradyNic Stockton
SidRodney Dell
Bill / Gregory HubbleRon Walker
Stan / Mr BucktonGary Oxenham
Barry / Club SingerParis Terrett
Ron Macer / AstroEric McLoughlin
Adams / Aide / Chubby ChuffMatthew Chapman
Tannoy / MCDavid Main
Dancers in "This is America" and "Cortina"Grace Curry, Lucy Egan, Emily Fagg, Jemma Green, Lucy Paynter, Alice Ryland, Siân Tickner
Specialist singers in above numbersLaura Cross, Kelly Gates, Lucy Sutton
AidePolly Cartwright
EnsembleRhian Boccius, Hannah Dodge, Mel Trundle
AideHelen Dayson
Tea ladyGiga Phillips
ChauffeurHaydn Thomas
Waiter / ChauffeurArie Van Nieuwenhuijzen
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