** POSTPONED ** Made in Dagenham

Because of the current national crisis BOS has been forced to alter plans for presenting the musical ‘Made in Dagenham’ in May 2020. The Management Committee has agreed to postpone the show and will present it in May 2021 by the same Production Team.  

This will obviously impact on those who have already booked tickets.

If you do need to have your ticket money refunded please telephone the Box Office on 01278 662181 and our box office manager Sue Pomeroy will be happy to help and discuss any queries.

We hope you will continue to support BOS in its efforts to bring prize winning musical theatre to the town and BOS will honour all tickets already purchased for this year, for our show ‘Made in Dagenham’ in May 2021. 


‘Made In Dagenham’ is a popular feel-good musical comedy about gender equality and women’s rights, and is based upon the real-life 1968 sewing machinists strike at the Ford factory in Dagenham, Essex.  The women of the Ford factory are remembered in history as important and influential as Emmeline Pankhurst and the suffragettes. This strike was influential in the passing of the Equal Pay Act of 1970. 

Married mother of two Rita O’Grady 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. The women workers status turns into a fight for equal pay and determined not to be treated like ‘poor relations’, the women vote unanimously to strike. Risking her marriage, friendships and her occupation, Rita continues her efforts for equality and gives a rousing speech at a televised TUC Conference leading to the passing of equal pay within the union. As Rita’s achievements are recognised the women celebrate their life-changing success.

‘Made In Dagenham’ is a funny, touching and timeless story of how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together.

May 2021 dates to be confirmed

Standard £19 / £17 (plus a booking fee)
Restricted Side View £14 (plus a booking fee)

Accessible & Restricted View seating should be booked by calling our box office on 01278 662181
The McMillan Theatre
Lower Bath Road