Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
A perfect night in with EE
Win £200 to spend on the perfect night in
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Bryan Singer Shares More X-Men: Apocalypse Concept Art
Angels and ministers of disgrace?
Maisie Williams Scores Doctor Who Guest Spot
Arya in the TARDIS
Desmond Harrington Finds The Neon Demon
Nicolas Winding Refn adds another actor as shooting starts
Emily Blunt Joins Animal Crackers
She'll lend her voice alongside John Krasinski
Mark Strong Heads For Jadotville
He's joining Jamie Dornan in the war thriller
The Mortal Instruments Officially Set For US TV
ABC Family orders Shadowhunters
First Look At Walking Dead Spin-Off
Welcome to Zombieland, California
Adam West And Burt Ward Announce New Batman Animated Film
Holy team reunion, Batman!
Spectre Opening Sequence Will Be 'Biggest In Bond History'
Empire reports from Day Of The Dead in Mexico
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
23 March 2015
Gemma Arterton And Paddy Considine Join She Who Brings Gifts
With Glenn Close in the M. R. Carey adaptation
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Voices (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Runner Runner (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Byzantium (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Song For Marion (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Gemma Arterton Set For Made In Dagenham Musical
Marching to the stage in the autumn

04 March 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Gemma-Arterton-Set-For-Made-In-Dagenham-Musical

WHAT DO WE WANT? ANOTHER MUSICAL BASED ON A BRITISH INDIE INDUSTRIAL FILM! WHEN DO WE WANT IT? NOW! HOW ABOUT AUTUMN? OKAY THAT’LL DO IN A PINCH! Now put the placards down and rest your weary protest legs because the London theatre scene has heard your cries, planning a musical based on 2010’s Made In Dagenham, with Gemma Arterton taking over Sally Hawkins’ lead role.

Admittedly, the idea of yet another musical based on a movie might have some protesting for other reasons, but the team behind Dagenham clearly thinks that Nigel Cole’s film (the second of his to aim for the stage after Calendar Girls’ non-musical debut) is ripe for adaptation. And with the success of Kinky Boots, they at least have a reason for faith.

The story, in case you missed the original, finds female workers in the Ford factory striking for better pay and treatment in 1968, coming up against typically misogynist and disbelieving opposition.

With Arterton (recently onstage in London in The Duchess of Malfi) inheriting Hawkins’ leading mantle and Adrian der Gregorian as her husband, they have a solid gathering of talent backing them up, with One Man, Two Guv’nors writer Richard Bean on book duty and Bond veteran David Arnold, who providing score for the film, bringing his skills to this.

In addition to those two, Jerry Springer: The Opera lyricist Richard Thomas and American Psycho stage director Rupert Goold are also involved. The new show will kick cut-rate Costner and half-price Houston musical The Bodyguard out of the Adelphi for a run that starts in previews on October 9 before it formally opens on November 5.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Nicholas Hoult Says Kill Your Friends
In a new Britpop comedy with Jim Piddock
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Fast And Furious Franchise's 7 Most Insane Stunts
In ascending order of madness...

Empire's Fast & Furious 7 Review
We run the rule on the return of Toretto, Hobbs and co

Empire Meets Alison Brie
The Get Hard star on Ken Jeong, Toto and her favourite episode of Community

17 ‘What The?’ TV Cameos From Film Directors
From Spike Jonze as a music exec to Peter Bogdanovich as… himself?

Empire Meets Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
On A Second Chance, Game Of Thrones pranks and Headhunters' poo scene

The Secrets Behind 44 Classic Cinema Sound Effects
No really, the Ringwraiths are actually plastic cups...

The 30 Greatest Superhero Movies Of All Time
Empire readers pick their top super flicks

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)