Welcome to the East End of London. In 1888 the Matchgirls strike leads the way in industrial action and the formation of the Trades Union movement, then in 1968 the women of Fords in Dagenham strike, leading to the introduction of equal pay legislation. In the East End the fire of change has been burning for over a century and its women have always known how to say “we deserve more; we deserve better”.
Between the Matchgirls and the Ford workers, Sara Wesker formed the United Clothing Workers Union, was elected to the Communist Party of Great Britain's Central Committee and took part in the Battle of Cable Street. She also just happened to have a nephew who was a playwright. This is her story. It's the forerunner to "Made in Dagenham". And it has songs!
Company: Out of the Fire
Duration: 60 mins
Lower Age Suitability: 12
Upper Age Suitability: +
Under 2's are allowed in for free on the lap of a guardian.
Assistance Dogs Welcome Wheelchair Access
Venues: The Rotunda Theatre: Bubble
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