ADC Theatre
Tue 23 - Sat 27 April
Pied Pipers

Made in Dagenham

Richard Bean, David Arnold and Richard Thomas

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

Inspired by a true story and based on the hit film, Made in Dagenham is the uplifting musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what's right.

Essex, 1968. When Ford’s Dagenham car plant drops female workers’ pay, mum Rita leads her friends in a battle against the mighty company and the corrupted union supposed to protect them. As the women’s journey grows, so does the pressure. Can Rita keep up the fight and the happy home she’s built?

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

This production is suitable for ages 12 and over.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI


Tue 23 April at 7:45pm
Wed 24 April at 7:45pm
Thu 25 April at 7:45pm
Fri 26 April at 7:45pm
Sat 27 April at 2:30pm
Sat 27 April at 7:45pm


ADC Theatre


TUE–THU £13.50-£17, FRI–SAT £15.50-£19

infrequent strong language; cancer; homophobia; sexism

The ADC Theatre is Britain's oldest University playhouse, today administered and maintained by the University of Cambridge. Plays have been presented on the site since 1855, when the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) was founded, and the society met and performed in the back room of the Hoop Inn, which stood almost exactly where the ADC Theatre stands today.  Today, the ADC Theatre is the centre of University drama in Cambridge, run almost entirely by students with no Faculty involvement. 


When you arrive at the ADC Theatre, there are power assisted doors to the Box Office. In the foyer there is a lift which leads up to the bar and auditorium. The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor across the foyer. Further information can be found here.

If you are booking a wheelchair seat in the ADC auditorium for the first time, please call the Box Office on 01223 300085 or email We will then alter the permissions of your ADC account so that you can access the wheelchair seats on our website when you book in the future. 

Complimentary tickets are available for full-time carers.

The ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom is fitted with an infra-red audio system designed to help deaf and hard of hearing patrons. If you are using the system for the first time, please arrive early and seek advice from our Front of House team.

Assistance dogs are welcome in both of our venues. Please call the Box Office or email the above address when booking to ensure you are seated appropriately.

The Park Street car park, which is typically used by customers of the ADC Theatre, is closed until August 2024. We recommend that you park in the Grand Arcade car park (10 minute walk) or the Castle Hill car park (15 minute walk). Parking in City Council car parks is free after 6pm. You can find out more information here.


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From the producers

48 days to go

Pied Pipers’ chair is a “ready-made Dagenham girl”!

Madeline Harmer, Pied Pipers Chair, was just a young schoolgirl in 1968 when 187 women sewing machinists at the Ford Motor Company plant in Dagenham, Essex, went on strike. Now she is helping to bring 'Made in Dagenham', the musical based on the true story, to life on the ADC Stage! Read more in the latest edition of NODA Magazine (p48).

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