Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Made in Dagenham: The Musical

Back in 1968 the chances of the word Dagenham being up in lights at a West End theatre would have seemed as remote as West Ham not always having three players in the England side. But the relentless march of Essex across the cultural panorama continues with Made In Dagenham: The Musical at the Adelphi Theatre, based on the successful film. It opens on October 9, is directed by Rupert Goold and stars Gemma Arterton. The website already has a recording of Everybody Out, a nice combination of sixties-style music and Gemma's best glottal stops. The show makes much of the Essex link, with the trailer announcing "Meet the Essex girls who changed the world…" and introducing the plot as "Essex, 1968" rather than London. I'm looking forward to booking my tickets. Click on the link for details. Yesterday's industrial disputes are now the musicals of tomorrow. It can only be a few years before another Essex striker makes it to the West End and we have Bob Crow: The Musical…

5 comments:

  1. Oh dear, FAIL! Dagenham was in London in 1968, not Essex.

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