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February 2024

Joint senior production – Made in Dagenham

After three sell-out shows of our joint senior musical production, Made in Dagenham, featuring performers from both St Helen’s and Abingdon School, we were thrilled to see coverage from the Oxford Mail.

Reflecting on the show, director and Head of Drama, Miss Grandi said: “It has been a sheer delight to direct this production of Made in Dagenham. From our very first rehearsal in September 2023, this cast have been fully invested in the world of the play, and their commitment has helped to make this piece a high-energy juggernaut that takes the audience from laughter to tears.

“The outstanding performances were supported by our band and stage crew, made up of students from Years 10–Upper Sixth. From laughter to tears, this show has a whirlwind storyline, that carries the audience along with the characters on their journey as they stand up for women’s rights. It has been such a pleasure to see audiences enjoying the production this week. We could not be more proud of everyone involved in our production of Made in Dagenham!”

Head of Music, Ms Rakowski added: “Working on Made In Dagenham has been a real privilege. We could tell from the very first auditions that we had a very special and incredibly talented group of students and they have gone from strength to strength since then. Not only are they tremendously skilled actors and musicians, but they have really bonded as a company – cast, band and crew – to produce something of such professional quality. I am so proud of their achievements, and delighted that so many audience members have enjoyed the production.”

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