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Made In Dagenham – BOX OFFICE NOW OPEN

Made in Dagenham Box Office Now Open

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 stitching 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’ inspiring 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?

Funny, touching and timeless, Made in Dagenham shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together.

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Cast Announced for Made In Dagenham

We are pleased to announce the cast for our next show, Made In Dagenham.

The show proved very popular with potential cast and we have been delighted to welcome several new members to BAOS over the last few weeks as we prepared for auditions.

FORD FACTORY WORKERS

Rita O’Grady Nicola Morrin
Beryl Alex Stores
Connie Riley Stephanie Webb
Sandra Beaumont Abi Bastin
Clare Jess Phillips
Cass Katy Wilson
Eddie O’Grady Ryan Stevens
Sid Nick Williams
Bill Tim Price
Stan Sam Alexander
Barry Toby Lewis
Monty Peter Chiverton
Jo Hannah Jenkins
Tracey Megan Hindmarsh
Emma Emily Carmichael
Rachel Jess Hamilton

FORD FACTORY MANAGEMENT

Mr Hopkins Andy Mitchell
Mr Tooley Ian May-Miller
Ron Macer Simon Eastwood
Gregory Hubble Rob May-Miller

OTHERS

Harold Wilson Ivan Alexander
Barbara Castle Eve MacDonald
Aide 1 Rob May-Miller
Aide 2 Sam Alexander
Aide 3 Simon Eastwood
Aide 4 Josh Vaatstra
Lisa Hopkins Lauren Wagner
Graham O’Grady TBA
Sharon O’Grady TBA
Mr Buckton TBA
Chubby Chuff TBA
Buddy Cortina Josh Vaatstra
Club Singer Ruben Pereira de Caires
Adams TBA

ENSEMBLE

Ensemble Ros Aylmer
Ensemble Adam Cawson
Ensemble Tracey Emery
Ensemble Becca Greenhill
Ensemble Lisa Holbrook
Ensemble Rachel Kingston de Caires
Ensemble Charlotte May-Miller
Ensemble Kathy May-Miller
Ensemble Jenny Moseley
Ensemble Liz Phillips
Ensemble Rachel Phillips
Ensemble Caroline Price
Ensemble Megan Wells
Ensemble Sarah Williams

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director Richard Cox
Assistant Director Sharon Meechan
Musical Director Jules Dance
Choreographer Luanssa Goodman

Audition information for Made in Dagenham released

Made In Dagenham Pre-Audtion Advert

Based on the 2010 film of the same name, Made in Dagenham is drawn from the real-life 1968 sewing machinists strike at the Ford factory in Dagenham, Essex. This strike was influential in the passing of the Equal Pay Act of 1970. The musical focuses on the leader of the strike, Rita O’Grady, as she encourages the women of the Ford factory to walk out after they are re-classified as unskilled workers, while their male counterparts see their wages increase.  Featuring a rousing score and a choice of good character roles, Made in Dagenham offers parts for all ages.

See our future shows page for Character profiles and more information.

Three Sexy Ladies, One Lucky Devil, One Hell of a Musical! Tickets on sale now

Tickets are now on sale via Anvil Arts for the Witches of Eastwick (Tue 21st – Sat 25th March 2017).

See our current production page for more information about the show.

Call the Anvil Arts Box office on 01256 844244 or Buy Online

Ticket prices:

  • Tuesday: £20
  • Wednesday to Saturday: £23.00 (including Saturday matinee)
  • Concessions:
    • Under 16s: £15.00 all shows
    • Over 65s and Full Time Students: £1.00 reduction
  • Group Discount: 10 or more at £1.00 discount per ticket

Ticket Price Includes £2 Anvil Arts booking fee

Cast Announced for Witches of Eastwick

Following our auditions today we are very pleased to announce our cast for the Witches of Eastwick.

Congratulations to all who auditioned, we have a fantastic company and it is sure to be a great show.

Principals

Darryl Van Horne Rob Wilson
Alexandra Spofford Alex Stores
Jane Smart Danni Stembridge
Sukie Rougemount Emily Gregory
Felicia Gabriel Kathy May-Miller
Jennifer Gabriel Megan Hindmarsh
Michael Spofford George Price
Clyde Gabriel Martin Sampson
Little Girl Hannah Baker

Company

Gina Marino Stephanie Webb
Greta Neff Sarah Williams
Brenda Parsley Katy Wilson
Marge Perly Emily Hurley
Rebecca Barnes Lisa Holbrook
Fidel Russell Barrett
Joe Marino Martin Palmer
Raymond Neff Simon Eastwood
Toby Bergman Sam Alexander
Rev. Ed Parsley Ian May-Miller
Frank Ogden Aaron Lewis
Mavis Jessup Alannah O’Neill
Marcy Wills Eliza Holloway
Franny Lovecraft Rebecca Greenhill
Homer Perly Matt Clarke
Phyllis Nixon Anna Garlick
Shirley Latimer Rosalind Aylmer
Alice Polck Julie Morris
Nancy Carter Jenny Moseley

 

Witches of Eastwick – Audition Information

BAOS is proud to announce that its next show will be Witches of Eastwick, playing 21st to 25th March 2017 at the Haymarket in Basingstoke.

Would you like to take part? We would love to have you involved and are holding pre-audition rehearsals on:

15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th and 29th September, all from 19:30 at Everest Community College.

Audition pieces will be available from 11st September upon request and at our AGM on 14th September in the Board Room at Everest Community College.

Auditions will take place on Sunday 2nd October.

Director: Sue Sampson
MD: Jules Dance

Hairspray – MARCH 2015

HAIRSPRAY

Book by
MARK O’DONNELL
THOMAS MEEHAN
Music by
MARC SHAIMAN
Lyrics by
SCOTT WITTMAN
MARC SHAIMAN
Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters
HAIRSPRAY
An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe.  www.MTIShows.co.uk

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director Helen Buick
Assistant Director Richard Cox
MD Jules Dance

CAST

Tracy Turnblad Siobhan Branch
Corny Collins Ed Branch
Edna Turnblad Rob Wilson
Penny Pingleton Hazel Baldwin
Velma Von Tussle Stephanie Webb
Amber Von Tussle Laura Whitwell
Link Larkin Connor Mcgrane
Seaweed J. Stubbs Curtis Adams
Little Inez Aneesa Coelho
Motormouth Maybelle Natasha Mulvey
Wilbur Turnblad Ian May-Miller
Prudy Pingleton Carlie Cohen
Mr. Pinky Richard Cox
Gym Teacher Rachel Beard
Harriman F. Spritzer Simon Eastwood
Matron Caroline Price
Gilbert Owen White
Stooie David May-Miller
Cindy Watkins Jade Threlfall
Lorraine Bryony Westwood
Duane George Price
Thadine Gemma Case
Tammy Ellie Abley
Bradleigh Jess Reynolds
Fender Jack Baldwin
Brenda Amy Trew
Sketch Hattie Brannam
Shelley Kelly Brewer
IQ Ollie Johnson
Lou Ann Zoë Blackall
Council Member Abi Bastin
Council Member Emily Williams
Dynamite Bethany Overton
Dynamite Carlene Riley
Dynamite Kathy May-Miller
Dynamite Katie Frewin
Dynamite Lisa Holbrook
Dynamite Rachel Kingston-De Caires
Principal Mike Scott Cound
Newscaster (V.O) Liz Cleary
Ensemble Karen Ford
Ensemble Louise Crocker
Ensemble Melissa Currey
Ensemble Natasha Jenkins
Ensemble Nicky Stephens
Ensemble Ron Bagley
Ensemble Tracey Emery

BACKSTAGE

Production Coordinator Gordon Sutton
Assistant Choreographer Tracy Emery
Stage Manager Colin Eales
Deputy Stage Manager Coral Minifie
Wardrobe Sarah Williams
Lighting Andy Jones
Sound Daniel Paine
Props Master Ollie Read
Props Desk Nick Williams

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