A THEATRE company's latest production has received the endorsement of a Government minister.

Esther McVey, joined members of Rhyl and District Musical Theatre Company (RADMTC), who are putting on the musical, Made in Dagenham.

This year marks the 50-year anniversary of Ford Dagenham, East London, sewing machinists strike of 1968, which was a catalyst for the Equal Pay Act.

The musical production is based on the 2010 film of the same name, which starred Bob Hoskins and Miranda Richardson.

Ms McVey, the Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, said: “Whilst the gender pay gap is at its lowest level ever, this uplifting play is a timely reminder that there is still more work to be done.”

Kevin Griffiths, chair of RADMTC said: “We are very grateful to have had such a high-profile politician supporting our production.

“As a charitable organisation, the future of our company depends on the support we receive. I would like to encourage everyone to get a ticket and come a long and support local talent’.

Made in Dagenham runs at the Rhyl Little Theatre from Wednesday, May 16 until Saturday, May 19. Tickets are £6 and are available from rhylmusicaltheatre.co.uk or by calling the box office on 0333 6663366.