Chris Cuming - Made in Dagenham
Chris Cuming is the Director and Choreographer for Made in Dagenham at the Theatre Royal Norwich.
Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, Made in Dagenham is the uplifting new British musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right.
Made in Dagenham is drawn from the real-life 1968 sewing machinists strike at the Ford factory in Dagenham, Essex. This strike was influential in the passing of the Equal Pay Act of 1970. The musical focuses on the leader of the strike, Rita O’Grady, as she encourages the women of the Ford factory to walk out after they are re-classified as unskilled workers, while their male counterparts see their wages increase.
Funny, touching and timeless, Made in Dagenham shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together