Further casting for Made In Dagenham - Adelphi
Further casting has been announced for new musical comedy Made In Dagenham, which opens at the Adelphi Theatre on 5 Nov 2014, following previews from 9 Oct - booking to 28 March 2015.
Joining the previously announced Gemma Arterton as 'Rita O’Grady' and Adrian Der Gregorian as 'Eddie' are Steve Furst (Mr Tooley), Mark Hadfield (Harold Wilson), Sophie-Louise Dann (Barbara Castle), Sophie Stanton (Beryl), Heather Craney (Clare), Sophie Isaacs (Sandra), Julius D'Silva (Mr Hopkins), Naomi Frederick (Lisa). The cast also includes 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.
Made In Dagenham is directed by Rupert Goold and is based on the motion picture of the same name, with book by Richard Bean, music by David Arnold and lyrics by Richard Thomas.
The show is set in Essex in 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 sewing 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’ 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?
The creative team behind Made In Dagenham includes Bunny Christie for design and Aletta Collins for choreography. The producers are Stage Entertainment, Glass Half Full Productions and Just for Laughs Theatricals.
Steve Furst's London stage credits include "Matilda The Musical", where he played Mr Wormwood from Apr 2012 to Sep 2013. He has also appeared in "Chicken Soup With Barley" at the Royal Court Downstairs in 2011 and "Wet Weather Cover" at the Arts Theatre in 2010. He is better known to UK audiences as a spoof studio executive in the Orange mobile phone cinema adverts. Mark Hadfield's most recent London stage credit was "Singin' In The Rain", at the Palace Theatre in 2013. He has also appeared in "Into The Woods" at the Open Air Theatre Regent's Park, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Novello and "Therese Raquin" at the Lyttelton, National Theatre. Sophie-Louise Dann's last appeared on the West End stage in "Lend Me A Tenor The Musical" at the Gielgud in 2011. Her film credits include "The Phantom of the Opera" and "My Summer With Des".