Diverse, rowdy and multi-talented: Cast additions announced for Made In Dagenham

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Augmenting the excitement for the forthcoming Made In Dagenham is the announcement of further highly talented cast members…

Gemma Arterton leads the fight against inequality and corruption as Rita 

Steve Furst will join Gemma Arterton who is playing the lead role of Rita and Adrian Der Gregorian as Rita’s husband Eddie. The comedian and former Matilda The Musical star will play the US Ford executive Mr Tooley.

Playing alongside Furst, Arterton and Der Gregorian will be the Jeeves and Wooster Perfect Nonsense star Mark Hadfield, who will play Harold Wilson. Forbidden Broadway’s Sophie-Louise Dann as Barbara Castle, Sophie Isaacs will play Sandra, Heather Craney as Clare and Sophie Stanton as Beryl. Julius D’Silva who is a regular at the Royal Shakespeare Company will play Mr Hopkins the Ford Dagenham boss and Naomi Frederick who has a string of National Theatre credits will play Hopkins’ wife Lisa.

Other cast members of the high-awaiting Made In Dagenham announced this week include:  Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Thomas Aldridge, Kate Coysten, Christopher Howell, Scott Garnham, Ian Jervis, Paul Kemble, Emma Lindars, Jo Napthine, Tracey Penn, Gemma Salter, Gareth Snook, Rachel Spurrell, Emily Squibb, Karli Vale and Rene Zagger.

First Made In Dagenham song released

The production, which is based on the hit British film, features songs written by Jerry Springer The Opera’s Richard Thomas and Bond composer David Arnold. You can listen to Everybody Out, the first track recorded for the show here.

Referring to the diverse and multi-talented cast, Made In Dagenham director Rupert Goold said:

“We have in this show some of the best original music around and a cracking script and to know that it will be performed by this multi-talented, wonderful, divers, rowdy bunch of actors makes me keener than ever to get into the rehearsal room.”  

Touching, witty and timeless

Set in 1968, Made In Dagenham tells a touching, witty and timeless story of ordinary, working class people rallying for their rights and standing for what they believe in.

The plot is centred on Rita O’Grady who’s life changes forever when her and fellow workers at the Ford Dagenham factory find out their pay grade will drop as they are demoted to ‘unskilled’ workers.

The production opens at the Adelphi Theatre on November 5, 2014. Previews will start from October 9. 

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