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Farlingaye High School to perform Made in Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 14:14 06 February 2018 | UPDATED: 14:14 06 February 2018

Pupils from Farlingaye High School during a dress rehearsal this week.   Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Pupils from Farlingaye High School during a dress rehearsal this week. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Pupils from Farlingaye High School in Woodbridge will be performing Made in Dagenham, a story based on the real–life events which happened at the Ford factory in Dagenham in the 1960s.

Time appropriate clothing has been essential to the production.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Time appropriate clothing has been essential to the production. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The production’s opening night tonight will coincide with the 100th anniversary of women being awarded the vote.

A particulary apt link given the show tells the story of factory workers fighting for equal pay some 50 years later.

Ellie Mellor Hine takes on the lead role of Rita O’Grady, with Harry Longbottom as her husband Eddie.

As well as performing in the shows pupils are also providing music and technical support to ensure the production runs smoothly for all.

The production has coincided with the centenary of women being able to vote.   Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN The production has coincided with the centenary of women being able to vote. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The show continues until February 8 with performances starting at 7pm in the New Hall at the school.

Tickets can be bought online.

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