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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Made in Dagenham at the Adelphi Theatre

Stage Entertainment, Glass Half Full Productions and Just for Laughs Theatricals are delighted to announce that MADE IN DAGENHAM will open at the Adelphi Theatre on Wednesday 5 November, with previews from Thursday 9 October. Based on the hit British film, this new musical comedy will star international stage and screen actress GEMMA ARTERTON in the lead role of Rita O’Grady, with ADRIAN DER GREGORIAN as her husband Eddie.

Essex 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’.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Made in Dagenham cast announced

Gemma Arterton will star in the musical adaptation of Made in Dagenham, which premieres at the Adelphi Theatre on 5 November 2014 (previews from 9 October). Directed by Almeida artistic director Rupert Goold, the show has a book by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) with music from David Arnold (musical director of several Bond films and the Olympics closing ceremony) and lyrics by Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer: The Opera).

Made in Dagenham dramatises the Ford sewing machinists strike of 1968 that aimed for equal pay for women. The film was released in 2010 starring Sally Hawkins.

The production will star Gemma Arterton in the lead role of Rita O'Grady, with Adrian Der Gregorian (Sweet Smell of Success, The Woman in White) as her husband Eddie. Arterton appeared in the workshop version of the show in 2012, and said: "It's an important story that I'm passionate about telling, and we intend to tell it with wit, warmth and, of course, a lot of singing and dancing in this production."

Monday, 28 April 2014

Casting is announced for Mr Burns at the Almeida Theatre

Casting is announced for the European Premiere of Anne Washburn’s Mr Burns. Almeida Theatre Associate Director Robert Icke directs, following the success of 1984 which transfers to the West End this week.

The company includes Fiona DigneyAdrian der GregorianDemetri Goritsas, Adey Grummet, Michael Henry, Justine Mitchell, Wunmi Mosaku, Annabel Scholey, Michael Shaeffer and Jenna Russell.

Mr Burns will be designed by Tom Scutt who most recently worked on the Almeida’s current production of King Charles IIIPhilip Gladwell will design the lighting, sound design will be by Tom Gibbons, with joint composition and musical direction by Orlando Gough and Michael Henry

It's the end of everything in contemporary America. A future without power. But what will survive?

Mr Burns asks whether the stories we tell make us the people we are, explodes the boundaries between pop and high culture and, when society has crumbled, imagines the future of America's most famous TV family.
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