A new stage musical based on the hit film Made In Dagenham is currently being worked on, set for a London debut in 2013.
Actress Gemma Arterton has been linked to the lead role of Rita, played by Sally Hawkins in the movie, and this month performed in a workshop version of Act One of the show.
The show is being developed by a strong creative team including director Rupert Goold (Enron), a book by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors), music by David Arnold (Bond films) who penned the film’s original score, and lyrics by Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer The Opera).
Stage Entertainment are producing the musical, which is set for a 2013 opening date in London.
NEWS UPDATE TO THIS STORY:
Made in Dagenham The Musical is now booking at the Adelphi Theatre starring Gemma Arterton
STAGE SPY CHECK-LIST
- Show: Made In Dagenham The Musical
- West End Theatre: TBC
- Director: Rupert Goold
- Stars: Gemma Arterton TBC
- Opens: 2013 / 2014
- Original source: Daily Mail