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2019 January Girls Like That

by Evan Placey  ‘The problem with girls like that is they ruin it for everyone. The problem with girls like that is they give all girls a bad name.’ When a photograph of schoolgirl Scarlett goes viral, rumours spread across…

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2018 December Brassed Off

by Paul Allen adapted from the screenplay by Mark Herman by Kind Permission of Samuel French Workington Town Band and Workington Playgoers collaborate to bring this moving, inspiring show to the Theatre Royal stage. The original film was based on…

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2018 October Murder in the Studio

Three Radio Plays by Agatha Christie by Kind Permission of Samuel French The Workington Playgoers are the first British amateur dramatic society to be granted a licence to perform this classic collection of three spine-tingling radio plays by Agatha Christie,…

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2018 September Two

TWO By Jim Cartwright A pub in the North of England is the setting for Two. Penned by the master of observation, Jim Cartwright, this play delivers on all levels. Wonderfully drawn characters come and go in one busy evening at…

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2018 August Oliver Twist

by Charles Dickens The script will be specially written for the group by Paul Adams, who has written scripts for school groups and for BBC Radio. Based on the classic novel by Charles Dickens, this heart-warming play tells the story…

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2018 August Cat-in a-Box

by Morgan Sweeney This intriguing new play takes the philosophical puzzle of Schrödinger’s cat as its starting point. No-one has ever had the courage, or folly, to put themselves in a Schrödinger Box. So no-one really knows whether it’s true:…

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2018 July The Tempest

by William Shakespeare The Tempest, Shakespeare’s final play, is also his most magical creation and the source of some of his most famous lines – ‘O brave new world’, ‘We are such stuff as dreams are made on’, ‘Be not…

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2018 May Bosom Pals & Snake in the Grass

BOSOM PALS By Carol Donockley by Kind Permission of Carol Donockley Bosom Pals Written by Cumbrian playwright Carol Donockley, Bosom Pals was first performed at Penrith Playhouse in 2012 (when it was one of the winning entries in the ‘One…

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