Made in Dagenham comes to Liverpool's Capstone Theatre
The musical version of hit British film Made in Dagenham will be staged in Liverpool next month.
The Bentley Operatic Society – Liverpool’s oldest theatre group – will perform the exuberant and uplifting production at the Capstone Theatre from April 20-23.
Made in Dagenham is based on the true story of the women Ford car plant workers who went out on strike in 1968 after they were deemed ‘unskilled’ workers, and launched a fight for equal pay which took them all the way to Westminster.
Their story was turned into a successful film in 2010, and a stage musical in 2014 – and is billed as an evening of ‘big laughs, big costumes and even bigger musical numbers’.
This is the first ‘modern’ musical Bentley Operatic has put on in its 112-year history.
It’s musical director Michael Pearson said: “The production is set to be a major event for The Bentley in its very proud history in Merseyside, as only two world wars and Covid have interrupted our determination to present an annual show.
“Our last production, Fiddler on the Roof, was a big success with each performance selling out, and we’re hoping for the same this time around.
“The Capstone has told us this will be the largest musical production ever staged at the theatre.”
The book is by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors), music by film composer David Arnold (The World is Not Enough, Casino Royale, Independence Day) and lyrics by Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer: the Opera).