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The Matchgirls

Thursday, 13 February 2020 - 7:30pm to Saturday, 15 February 2020 - 7:30pm

Pay and conditions were appalling for the 1,400 women and girls working in the East End's Bryant and May match factory in 1888.

This riotous, gritty musical captures the energy and spirit of these remarkable women as they battle the terrible disease, phossy jaw, caused by the cheap phosphorous they are forced to work with. Their courage and determination shines through as they take on the company, going on strike to protest against poor working conditions and the pittance they earn working 16-hour days. 

Join us and the 'sparky' Matchgirls on their heart-warming journey for justice in the Victorian East End.

Show dates and times:

  • Thursday 13 February, 7:30pm
  • Friday 14 February, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 15 February, 2:30pm
  • Saturday 15 February, 7:30pm

This is an amateur production by Havering Music Makers. If you would like to know more about the group or join their mailing list, email info@haveringmusicmakers.co.uk

Doors open an hour before the show starts.

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Thameside Theatre, Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5DX


Children under 16 years
Senior Citizens