Dagenham women take centre stage in new musical
18 June 2014 Last updated at 11:23 BST
A new musical is set to open in the West End based on the real life events from 1968 when almost 200 women at Ford's Dagenham factory went on strike.
They wanted the same financial rewards as their skilled male counterparts.
Their walkout was instrumental in the Equal Pay Act being passed.
Lizo Mzimba reports.