23rd Nov, 2017

Uplifting musical fun all sewn up

Aaron Wise 17th Oct, 2017

WORCESTER Operatic Dramatic Society (WODS) are celebrating their 125th anniversary production with an uplifting musical performance on women’s rights in 1960s Britain.

Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, WODS’ performance of Made in Dagenham will take place at the Swan Theatre from Wednesday until Saturday, October 21.

Centered on the real life strike of 1968, when female sewing machinists at the Ford factory in Dagenham campaigned against a reduction in their pay grade, this musical comedy represents friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right.

The decision taken by the women to go on strike halted all car production and ended three weeks later when they had their pay increased to eight per cent below that of men on B grade.

Their fight is recognised for its contribution to the passing of the 1970 Equal Pay Act, which came into force in 1975.

Uplifting, touching and funny, with a rousing musical score, Made in Dagenham shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together.

The event starts at 7.30pm each evening and there will also be a 2.30pm matinée on Saturday.

Tickets cost £17.50 for the evening performances and £16 for the matinée.

Call the Box Office on 01905 611427 or visit www.worcesterlive.co.uk for more information.

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