New musical Made in Dagenham has announced the rest of the cast that will join Gemma Arterton on stage at the Adelphi Theatre. David Cardy will play Monty and Isla Blair will take on the role of Connie in Richard Bean’s adaptation of the BAFTA winning 2010 film.
The supporting cast includes Steve Furst, Adrian Der Gregorian, Mark Hadfield, Naomi Frederick and Sophie-Louise Dann.
Isla Blair is a regular at the Royal Shakespeare Company and is best known for her role in Alan Bennett’s The History Boys in the West End. Her film and television work includes The Final Cut, Grantchester, Single Father and the smash-hit series House of Cards.
David Cardy was last seen on London’s West End in Ghost Stories and Dreamboats and Petticoats. His television work includes Trial by Jury and Birds of a Feather.
Also in the Made in Dagenham cast are Gareth Snook, Karli Vale, Thomas Aldridge, Kate Coysten, Christopher Howell, Scott Garnham, Sophie Stanton, Heather Craney, Sophie Isaacs, Julius D'Silva, Rachel Spurrell, Emily Squibb, Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Ian Jervis, Paul Kemble, Emma Lindars, Jo Napthine, Tracey Penn, Gemma Salter and Rene Zagger.
Made in Dagenham features lyrics by Richard Thomas, music from David Arnold and is directed by the Almeida Theatre’s artistic director Rupert Goold. The musical is based on the true story of the Ford sewing factory strike of 1968 that came about due to sexual discrimination, with woman demanding equal pay.
Made in Dagenham opens at the Adelphi Theatre on 5 November 2014, with previews from 9 October 2014.