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Full casting announced for Made in Dagenham starring Gemma Arterton

Isla Blair and David Cardy will complete the cast of the musical at the Adelphi Theatre

Isla Blair will play Connie
Isla Blair will play Connie

Isla Blair and David Cardy complete the cast of upcoming West End musical Made in Dagenham starring Gemma Arterton at the Adelphi Theatre.

The pair will play Connie and Monty respectively in Richard Bean's adaptation of the 2010 film which starred Sally Hawkins.

Made in Dagenham dramatises the Ford sewing machinists strike of 1968 that aimed for equal pay for women.

The join Arterton, who plays Rita O'Grady, as well as actors including Adrian Der Gregorian, Steve Furst, Mark Hadfield, Sophie-Louise Dann and Naomi Frederick.

Isla Blair has stage credits including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and The History Boys (West End), and has appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company and at the Old Vic. Her screen credits include House of Cards: The Final Cut, Single Father and the upcoming Grantchester.

David Cardy has appeared in Ghost Stories and Dreamboats and Petticoats (West End), and has TV credits including Birds of a Feather and Trial By Jury.

Also in the Made in Dagenham cast are Sophie Stanton, Heather Craney, Sophie Isaacs, Julius D'Silva, Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Thomas Aldridge, Kate Coysten, Christopher Howell, Scott Garnham, Ian Jervis, Paul Kemble, Emma Lindars, Jo Napthine, Tracey Penn, Gemma Salter, Gareth Snook, Rachel Spurrell, Emily Squibb, Karli Vale and Rene Zagger.

Made in Dagenham, which features music from David Arnold and lyrics by Richard Thomas and is directed by Rupert Goold, premieres at the West End's Adelphi Theatre on 5 November 2014 (previews from 9 October).