Morecambe Community High School
Wednesday 7th – Friday 9th February 2018
It has been a week where the centenary of the Suffragettes Movement was recognised and Tesco have been served papers in Britain's largest ever equal pay claim. How fitting, then, that The Studio in Morecambe Community High School became host to tell the story of the most significant developments of the 20th Century. 'Made in Dagenham' is a story of sheer grit and determination and tells the tale of the women's strike action of the Ford Factory in Dagenham; something which would ultimately lead to the formation of the Equal Pay Act 1970. A cast of 52 students took to the stage and did so in a manner that has become accustomed to the quality of productions at Morecambe Community High School. Special mentions must go to Daniel Zanelli and Keyra Cowx for a superb portrayal of leading husband and wife Eddie and Rita O' Grady in their final production at the school. Dale Lambert gave an outstanding performance of Monty, the NUVB Convenor. There was also an opportunity for new talent to shine through and amusing performances were given by students Lucy Bunce and Evie Howson. Jessica Titman provided an excellent interpretation of Barbara Castle, the fiery Transport Minister. The members of the cast were supported by an outstanding crew comprising of students, staff and professionals within the industry. The band was on point as always and provided an excellent musical backdrop to the tale.
This was, all in all, a fabulous performance and one that the students of Morecambe Community High School should be proud of.