Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions dons an overcoat to show her support for Rhyl and District Musical Theatre Company.

2018 marks the 50-year anniversary of Ford Dagenham sewing machinists strike of 1968 which was a catalyst for the Equal Pay Act. However, despite the efforts of many courageous women over the years, gender discrimination is still a hot topic in today’s modern society.

To mark the efforts and as a reminder of the hard work that has been endured by many women overtime, Rhyl and District Musical Theatre Company will be showcasing Made in Dagenham the musical and tickets are on sale now.

On Friday, Rt Hon Esther McVey MP, Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, joined members of Rhyl and District Musical Theatre Company to show her support for their production of Made in Dagenham and to the equal pay agenda.

Esther McVey MP said: ‘Whilst the gender pay gap is at its lowest level ever, this uplifting play is a timely reminder that there is still more work to be done.’

Kevin Griffiths, Chair of RADMTC said ‘We are very grateful to have had such a high-profile politician supporting our production. As a charitable organisation, the future of our company depends on the support we receive. I would like to encourage everyone to get a ticket and come a long and support local talent’.

Made in Dagenham is a witty, funny, light hearted musical comedy which marks a momentous time in history, an event that has shaped our today.

Made in Dagenham will give you an insight into where equality started and an idea as to what life would be like without equality. It is also a reminder to the work that still needs to be done and to encourage all to stand up for equality.

Made in Dagenham will be taking to the stage at the Little Theatre, Rhyl on Wednesday 16th – Saturday 19th May 2018, with evening performance at 7.30pm and a Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets are available from www.rhylmusicaltheatre.co.uk or by calling the box office on 0333 6663366