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1994 October A Chorus of Disapproval

By Alan Ayckbourn Wednesday 26th October - Tuesday 1st November 1994 (exc. Sunday) Director Keith…

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1993 March The Heiress

By Ruth & Augustus Goetz 24th -30th March (exc. Sunday) 1993 Directed by Dudley Evans

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1992 March Arms and the Man

by George Bernard Shaw 18th - 24th March (exc. Sunday) 1992 Directed by Margaret Yearsley

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2005 February Communicating Doors

by Alan Ayckbourn 8th - 12th February 2005 Director Ron Dickens

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2000 February Murder in Play

By Simon Brett 22nd - 26th February 2000 Directed by Marjorie Hool

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2001 December The Big Friendly Giant

By David Wood Adapted from a story by Roald Dahl December 2001 Directed by Gwyneth…

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2001 October A Midsummer Night’s Dream (A Playgoers Junior Production)

By William Shakespeare October 2001 Directed by Gareth Douglas-Brown  A Workington Playgoers Junior Production

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2001 March Wilde Tales (A Playgoers Junior Production)

By Oscar Wilde Adapted by Jules Tasca Thursday 22nd -Saturday 24th March 2001 Directed byPaul…

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1999 December Blood Brothers (Playgoers Youth Theatre)

By Willy Russell 16th - 18th December 1999 Directed by Gwyneth Savage A Workington Playgoers…

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2011 June Skylight

by David Hare June 2011 Directed by Geoff Hool

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1998 March Wyrd Sisters

By Terry Pratchett 25th -31st March 1998 Director Gwyneth Savage A Workington Playgoers Production

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1992 December Alice in Wonderland (Playgoers Youth Theatre)

By Lewis Carol Adapted by Ann Dickens 16th - 22nd December 1992 (exc. Sunday) Directed…

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1996 October Believers (Playgoers Youth Theatre)

By Dudley Evans 24th-26th October 1996 Directed by Dudley Evans, Sue Forbes and Pat Hall…

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1998 May The Curious Savage

By John Patrick 13th-19th May 1998 Director Geoff Hool The Curious Savage is the story of…

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1999 May Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (Playgoers Youth Theatre)

By Roald Dahl 27th - 29th May 1999 Directed by Gwyneth Savage

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1998 October A World Premier No Love Lost

By Tudor Gates and Rony Robinson Tuesday 20th - Saturday 24th October 1998 Directed by…

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1988 March Rebecca

By Daphne Du Maurier March 1988 Directed by Unknown Following the mysterious death of his…

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2004 December Old Time Music Hall

7th - 11th December 2004 Directed by Pat Brinicombe, Gareth Douglas-Brown and Gillian Scholey Musical…

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1995 March An Inspector Calls

By J B Priestly Directed by Marjorie Hool

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1990 September Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

By Constance Cox Directed by Brian Nutter

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2002 October Talking Heads

Talking Heads 1st - 5th October 2002 Directed by Ian Hinde

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1988 December Wait Until Dark

By Fredrick Knott 28th September- 4th October 1988 Directed by Ann Dickens Notting Hill Gate,…

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1995 November O Cumbria

By Dudley Evans 2nd - 4th November 1995 Directed by Dudley Evans, Sue Forbes and…

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2011 June Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench

Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench June 2011 Directed by Pat…

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1996 December An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband 4th - 10th December 1996 (exc. Sunday) Directed by Geoff Hool

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1991 March Relatively Speaking

By Alan Ayckbourn Directed by John Skelton

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1995 April It Must Have Been Murder

by Don Woods 19th - 25th April (exc. Sunday) 1995 Director Brian Nutter The would-be…

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1994 February Dangerous Obsession

by John Dole 17th - 23rd April (exc. Sunday) 1985 Director Robbie Graham

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1988 November/December The Lady from Maxim’s

By Georges Faydeau 30th November - 6th December 1988 Directed by Ron Dickens

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2005 June We’re Strangers Here

By Eric Chapell June 2005 Directed by Jenni Rushton

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2001 June A Letter of Resignation

By Hugh Whitemore 18th - 20th June 2001 Directed by Geoff Hool

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2001 April Murder With Love

By Francis Durbridge 24th -28th April 2001 Directed by Barbara Singleton

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2000 April Private Lives

By Noel Coward 4th -8th April 2000 Directed by Geoff Hool

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2003 December The Gingerbread Man

By David Wood 1st - 6th December 2003 Directed by Pat Brinicombe

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2003 April An Evening with Gary Lineker

By Arthur Smith and Chris England 1st - 5th April 2003 Directed by Val Brown…

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Outward Bound - A Honorary Orchestra played

1936 April Outward Bound

By Sutton Vane 2nd - 4th April 1936 Directed by I. M. Banner Mendus

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1999 December Rumours

By Neil Simon 7th - 11th December 1999 Directed by Geoff Hool

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1994 December Breezeblock Park

By Willy Russell 7th - 13th December 1994 Directed by Brian Young

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1992 June Betrayal

By Harold Pinter 11th - 13th June 1992 Directed by Derek Dearne

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2004 October – Educating Rita

by Willy Russell 12th - 16th October 2004 Director Brian Young

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2009 September/October Things we do for Love

by Alan Ayckbourn 28th September - 3rd October Directed by Dave Stockwin

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1993 February Everybody Loves Opal

By John Patrick Directed by Ron Dickens & Brian Young

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1991 May Towards Zero

By Agatha Christie Wednesday 1st - Tuesday 7th May 1991 (exc. Sunday) Director Ann Dickens…

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1993 October A World Premier Shakespeare Country

by Peter Whelan 18th -23 October Director Jenni Rushton

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1999 March Dead Guilty

by Richard Harris Monday 16th - Saturday 20th March 1999 Director Jenni Rushton

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1967 December The Shoemaker’s Holiday

By Thomas Dekker 7th - 14th December 1967  Directed by Ann Dickens

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1961 December A Sense of Guilt

By Andrew Rosenthal December 1961 Directer Elizabeth Murray

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1987 May Pack of Lies

By Hugh Whitemore 13th - 19th May 1987 Directed by John Skelton

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1986 March The Roses of Eyam

by Don Taylor March 1986 Director Dudley Evans and Christine Jackson Times and Star Review…

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1960 October Blithe Spirit

By Noel Coward October 1960 Directer Phyllis Heal

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1938 February Mary Rose

By J.M. Barrie 1st February 1938 - Private Production just for the members of Playgoers …

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2007 December ‘Allo ‘Allo

by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft Tues 3rd – Sat 8th December 2007 Directed by…

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1975 December A Christmas Carol

A musical adaptation of the book By Charles Dickens Monday 1st - Saturday 6th December…

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1960 December The Young Elizabeth

By Jeanette Dowling in collaboration with Francis Letton Director Herbert A White Playgoers Present their…

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1976 May Antigone

By Jean Anouilh May 1976 Directed by Mary Robson A Workington Playgoers Production

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1941 December When We Are Married

By J.B.Priestly December 1941 Producer Herbert H. White The Playgoers Club Public Production

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1949 December Distinguished Gathering

By James Parish December 1949 Producer Mr. T.S. Strong The Playgoers Club Public Production

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1937 December A Bill of Divorcement

By Clemence Dane December 1937 Producer Mr. P.J.R.Thomas The Playgoers Club Public Production

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1938 March The Insect Play

By Karel and Josef Čapek Producer I.M. Baner-Mendus March 1938 The Playgoers Club Public Production

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1937 March St Joan

By George Bernard Shaw March 1937 The Playgoers Club Public Production

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1936 December Hobson’s Choice

By Harold Brighouse December 1936 Directed by H.A.A.White The Playgoers Club Public Production

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1937 February Juno and the Paycock

By Sean O'Casey February 1937 Directed by P.J.R Thomas Members Private  Production

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1944 December The Man with a Load of Mischief

By Ashley Dukes December 1944 Directed by John R Cockfield

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1941 March Eden End

By J.B. Priestly March 1941 Directed by S.B.Beck

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1998 October Sleuth

By Anthony Shaffer October 1998 Director Unknown The ultimate game of cat-and-mouse is played out…

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1979 March The Chalk Garden

By Enid Bagnold Director Aliso Ross Monday 12th - Saturday 17th March 1979

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1980 October Love on the Dole

By Walter Greenwood and R. Gow October 1980 Directed by Barbara Singleton

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1985 February The Day After the Fair

by Frank Harvey Director Marjorie Hool 6th - 12th February (exc. Sunday) 1985

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1986 January / February Barefoot in the Park

Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon 29th January - 4th February 1986 Directed by…

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The Programme

1986 November Outside Edge

by Richard Harris 19th -25th November 1986 Director Barbara Singleton

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1988 October Apple Pie / Face the Music

Apple Pie by Margaret Kressman Face the Music by Barry L.Hillman 28th and 29th October…

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The Programme

1995 December A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens adapted by Ann Dickens 13th - 19th December 1995 Directed by Ann…

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1995 Jan The Oz the Woz (Playgoers Youth Theatre)

The Oz that Woz Reworked by Carol Jamieson for the newly formed Playgoers Youth Theatre…

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1989 May While the Sun Shines

By Terence Rattigan 3rd May - 9th May 1989 Director John Skelton

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1989 November 84 Charing Cross Road

 by Helene Hanff Adapted for the Stage by James Roose-Evans 1st - 7th November 1989…

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1989 September There Goes The Bride

By Ray Cooney 27th September - 3rd October 1989 Directed by Brian Nutter

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1967 April Dinner with the Family

By Jean Anouilh Translated by Edward Owen Marsh 1st - 6th April 1967 Directed by Ron…

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1968 October Pink String and Sealing Wax

By Roland Pertwee Directed by Winnie Collin 14th - 19th  October 1968

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1969 March The Imaginary Invalid

By Moliere - (Born Jean Baptiste Poquelin) 17th - 22nd March 1969 Directed by Brian…

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1952 December Libel

By Edward Wooll Thurs 4th - Sat 6th & Tues 8th - Wed 9th  December…

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1954 March Young Wives’ Tale

By Ronald Jeans Thurs 18th - Sat 20th & Mon 22nd - Tues 23rd March…

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1982 December Relative Values

By Noel Coward December 1982 Directed by Geoff Hool

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1955 December The Return of the Prodigal Son

By St. John Hankin 8th - 13th December 1955 Directed by S.B.Beck The prodigal of the…

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1956 December Both Ends Meet

By Arthur Macrae 6th - 11th December 1956 Directed by Elizabeth M. Murray

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1959 March The House by the Lake

By Hugh Mills 5th -10th March 1959 Directed by T.Conroy

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1940 February Goodness How Sad

By Robert Morley February 1940 Directed by Unknown Members Private Production

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1999 January How the Other Half Loves

By Alan Acykbourn Tuesday 26th - saturday 30th January 1999 Directed by Ron Dickens

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1976 February How the Other Half Loves

By Alan Ayckbourn February 1976 Directed by Ron Dickens

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1996 May When We Are Married

By J.B. Priestly Wednesday 8th - Tuesday 14th May 1996 Directed by Geoff Hool

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1940 March Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare 7th - 9th March 1940 Directed by P.R.J. Thomas

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1939 March Judgement Day

By Elmer Rice 16th - 18th March 1938 -  Private Production just for the members…

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1976 October Ghost Train

By Arnold Ridley October 1976 Directed by James Clarke

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1984 February All My Sons

By Arthur Miller February 1984 Directed by John Skelton

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1986 October A View From the Bridge

By Arthur Miller 8th - 14th October 1986 Directed by Ann Dickens

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1986 December Toad of Toad Hall

by  Kenneth Grahame, A. A. Milne, H. Fraser Simson December 1986 Directed by Geoff Hool

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1986 May When We Are Married

By J.B. Priestly May 1986 Directed by Brian Nutter

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1985 October Season’s Greetings

By Alan Ayckbourn October 1985 Directed by Ron Dickens

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1985 December The Importance Of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde December 1985 Directed by Geoff Hool

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1981 December Christmas at Dingley Dell

By Ann Dickens 2nd - 8th December (Excluding Sunday) 1981 Directed by Ann Dickens

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1971 October Busybody

By Jack Popplewell 18th  - 23rd October Directed by Ann Dickens

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1979 December Semi-detached

By David Turner December 1979 Directed by Ron Dickens

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1970 February Where Angels Fear to Tread

By Elizabeth Hart based on a novel by E.M. Forster 9th - 14th February 1970…

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1971 February The House on the Cliff

By George Bateson February 1971 Directed by James E Clark

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1972 April Wait Until Dark

By Fredrick Knott April 1972 Directed by James E Clark

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1970 September Rookery Nook

By Ben Travers 28th-30th September - 1st-3rd October 1970 Directed by Ron Dickens

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1977 December The Happiest Days of Your Life

By John Dighton 5th - 10th December 1977 Directed by Dudley Evans

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1977 March Beekman Place

By Samuel Taylor Monday 28th March - Saturday 2nd April 1977 Directed by Alison Ross

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1977 February The Gioconda Smile

By Aldus Huxley Monday 14th - Saturday 19th February 1977 Directed by Derek Dearne

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1978 December Aurelia

by Robert Thomas Directed by Dudley Evans Monday 11th - Saturday 16th December 1978

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1978 October Absurd Person Singular

by Alan Ayckbourne Directed by Ron Dickens Monday 16th - Saturday 21st October 1978

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2002 March Lady Windermere’s Fan

by Oscar Wilde 19th - 23rd March 2002 Director Geoff Hool

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1979 October Portrait of Murder

by Robert Bloomfield Directed by Hugh Turner Wednesday 10th  - Tuesday 16th October 1979

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1980 March Hindle Wakes

by Stanley Houghton Directed by Barabara Singleton Tuesday 4th -  Thursday 13th March 1980

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1981 February The Lion in Winter

by James Goldman Directed by Mike Walker Wednesday 4th - Tuesday 10th February (exc. Sunday)…

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2009 February The Odd Couple

by Neil Simon Directed by Brian Young 10th - 14th February 2009

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2008 October Fatal Attraction

by Bernard Slade Directed by Morgan Sweeney 30th September to 4th October 2008

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1981 October Sailor Beware!

By Philip King & Falkland Cary Director Ron Dickens Wednesday 14th - Tuesday 20th October (exc.…

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1980 December The Playgoers Music Hall

Production by Geoff and Marjorie Hool  Additional help from Ron DickensM Many of the soloists…

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2018 August Oliver Twist

by Charles Dickens The script will be specially written for the group by Paul Adams,…

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2018 April Alice in Wonderland

Written by Lewis Carroll Adapted for the Stage by Brainerd Duffield Alice plunges down the…

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2018 December Brassed Off

by Paul Allen adapted from the screenplay by Mark Herman by Kind Permission of Samuel…

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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…

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2018 July The Tempest

by William Shakespeare The Tempest, Shakespeare’s final play, is also his most magical creation and…

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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…

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2018 December Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Adapted for the stage by Guy Williams Seven years after the death of his business…

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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…

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2017 December A Film about Madness

Definitive Therapy - A Film about Madness A dark thriller of a film production made in…

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2017 December Goodnight Mister Tom

From the novel by Michelle Magorian Now a modern classic, Michelle Magorian’s wonderfully uplifting tale…

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2017 October The Thrill of Love

Written by Amanda Whittington A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth Ellis…

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2017 July The Wind in the Willows

Adapted from the book by Kenneth Grahame and directed by Millie Hardy Sims "Mole has…

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2017 July Macbeth

Written by William Shakespeare When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in…

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2017 May Neighbourhood Watch

Written by Alan Ayckbourn Respectable, churchgoing brother and sister Martin and Hilda Massie have just…

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2017 April The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Adapted from the book and directed by Millie Hardy Sims Over the Rainbow, and many,…

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2017 March The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Written by Martin McDonagh Set in the mountains of Connemara, The Beauty Queen of Leenane…

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1950 – 1959 Programme of Plays

Workington Playgoers Productions 1950 - 1959

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1936 – 1939 Programme of Plays

Workington Playgoers Productions 1936 - 1939 

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1980 – 1989 Programme of Plays

Workington Playgoers Productions  1980 - 1989 

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2007 October Dial M for Murder

by Frederick Knott Monday 2nd - Saturday 6th October 2007 Director Pat Brinicombe

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2009 May Intent to Murder

By Leslie Sands Tuesday 12th -Saturday 16th May 2009 Director Brian Young

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1993 December The Forsyte Saga

by Pat & Derek Hoddinott  (Dramatised from the novels of John Galsworthy) Directed by Dudley…

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1991 October A World Premier Happy Families

by John Godber Director Jenni Rushton Times and Star Review Times and Star Review Poster

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1987 April A Little Hotel on the Side

By Georges Feydeau, Translated by John Mortimer 1st - 7th April 1987 Directed by Ron…

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1990 October Whose Life is it Anyway

by Brian Clarke October 1991 Director Helen Ivison

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1989 March Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Bronte Adapted by Helen Jerome March 1989 Director Dudley Evans

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1989 December The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett Adapted by Ann Dickens December 1989 Director Ann Dickens

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1989 January On Golden Pond

by Ernest Thompson 18th - 24th January 1989 Director Geoff Hool Times and Star Review

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1994 May Invisible Friends

by Alan Ayckbourn 4th - 10th May 1994 (exc. Sunday)  Directed by Greg Greenhalgh

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1990 January The House of Bernarda Alba

by Federico Garcia Lorca 24th - 30th January 1990 (exc. Sunday) Directed by Geoff Hool

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1997 September A Month of Sundays

by Bob Larbey 24th - 30th September (exc. Sunday) 1997 Directed by Jenni Rushton &…

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1997 May Ladies in Retirement

by Edward Percy and Reginald Denham 7th January - 13th May (exc. Sunday) 1997 Directed by…

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1997 Feb/Jan Neville’s Island

by Tim Firth 29th Jan - 4th Feb 1997 (exc. Sunday) Directed by Len Wainwright

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2005 April And Then There Were None

by Agatha Christie April 2005 Directed by Unknown

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1992 Feb Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harling 29th January - 4th February (exc. Sunday) 1992 Directed by Geoff Hool

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1990 March The Liver Birds

by Carla Lane and John Chapman  7th - 13th March 1990  Directed by Derek Dearne

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1991 February A Man for All Seasons

by Robert Bolt Directed by Dudley Evans Times and Star Review The Cast

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2014 October The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy By Millie Hardy Sims Directed by Millie Hardy-Sims A Playgoers/Happy Thoughts Production

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2011 April The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

by Jim Cartwright 26th - 30th April 2011 Director Morgan Sweeney Cast Times and Star…

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2011 December Fawlty Towers Revisited

by John Cleese & Connie Booth 6th - 10th December 2011 Adapted for Stage by…

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2012 February Dirty Dusting

by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood 21st - 25th February 2012 Director Brian Young Programme

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2012 April Murdered to Death

 by Peter Gordon 24th - 28th April 2012 Director Tony Parker  Times and Star Review…

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2012 October The Winslow Boy

by Terence Rattigan Director Laurie Mansfield Programme

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2012 December Calendar Girls

by Tim Firth Director Pat Brinicombe

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2013 February A Sting in the Tale

by Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner Director Tony Parker Programme Times and Star Review (Click…

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Unaccompanied singing by the cast

2013 April Serjeant Musgrave’s Dance

by John Arden Director Paul Adams Cast and Production Team Times and Star Prepiece Times…

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2013 June The Memory of Water

By Shelagh Stephenson Director Pat Brinicombe Programme (Click to Open) Times and Star Prepiece News…

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2013 September Curtain Up!

By Peter Quilter Director Nicola Woodier Programme (Click to Open)

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2013 October Trying for the World

Trying for the World Written and Directed by Ian Hinde  Times and Star Preview 18th…

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Singing by Bob Hallard

2013 Christmas Production BLACKADDER-THE TUDOR YEARS

Scripts by Ben Elton and Richard Curtis adapted for the stage by Geoff Hool and Morgan…

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2014 April The Unexpected Guest

By Agatha Christie Director Gwyneth Savage Assisted by Nicola Woodier Programme

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2014 May How the Other Half Loves

by Alan Ayckbourn Tuesday 13th - Saturday 17th May 2014 Director Brian Young Times and…

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2014 September The Ghost of Tommy Atkins

by Lawrence Nelson Directed by Gwyneth Savage Programme (click to open) 

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2010 June Ladies Day

by Amanda Whittington Director Pat Brinicombe Cast (Click to open) Production Team (Click to open) Times…

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1985 April Top Gear

by John Dole 17th - 23rd April (exc. Sunday) 1985 Director Robbie Graham

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2016 July Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare Directed by Tony Parker Programme (Click to open)

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2018 September Two

TWO By Jim Cartwright A pub in the North of England is the setting for…

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1998 December It Runs in the Family

by Ray Cooney Tuesday 1st - Saturday 5th December 1998 Director Geoff Hool

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2014 October Ladies Down Under

by Amanda Whittington Director Pat Brinicombe Programme(Click to open) Times and Star Review (Click to open)

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2014 December When Did You Last See Your Trousers

By Ray Galton and John Antrobus Director Brian Young Programme (click to open)  Times and…

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2015 April Tommy’s Story

Written and Directed by Beryl Ballance Programme (Click to open)

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2015 June Sleeping Beauty Second Star Youth Theatre

By Charles Perrault Adapted for the stage by Millie Hardy Sims This show features the…

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2005 March The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde Tuesday 15th - Saturday 19th March 2005 Director Geoff Hool

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2015 October Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare Directed by Laurie Mansfield Programme (Click to open)

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2010 January Fawlty Towers

Written by John Cleese and Connie Booth Adapted for Stage by Geoff Hool and Morgan…

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1990 May Underground

By Michael Sloan Directed by Ron Dickens

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1990 December ‘Allo, ‘Allo

By Jeremy Lloyd & David Croft Directed by Geoff Hool

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1991 December Noises Off

By Michael Frayn Wednesday 11th - Tuesday 17th December (excluding Sunday) Directed by John Skelton

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1995 November Death and the Maiden

By Ariel Dorfman Directed by Geoff Hool

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1992 May Beyond Reasonable Doubt

By Jeffrey Archer Wednesday 6th - Tuesday 12th May 1992 (exc. Sunday) Directed by Dudley…

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1992 September No Sex Please We’re British

By Anthony Marriott & Alistair Foot Directed by Brian Nutter Times and Star Review

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1993 May Stepping Out

by Richard Harris Director Keith Beattie Times and Star Preview Times and Star Review

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1994 September Pardon Me Prime Minister

By Edward Taylor & John Graham Wednesday 14th - Tuesday 20th September 1994 (excluding Sunday)…

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1995 June The Real Inspector Hound

by Tom Stoppard Wednesday 7th June - Tuesday 13th June 1995 Director Jenni Rushton

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1995 September Hobson’s Choice

By Harold Brighouse September 1995 Director Paul Fisher

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1996 March Gaslight

by Patrick Hamilton Tuesday 20th - Monday 26th March 1996 (exc. Sunday) Director Dudley Evans

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1994 March The Crucible

By Arthur Miller Director Ron Dickens

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1997 March Shadowlands

By William Nicholson Director Dudley Evans

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1997 December The Darling Buds of May

By H.E.Bates 10th - 16th December 1997 Directed by Keith Beattie

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1998 February The Dresser

By Ronald Harwood 11th -17th February 1998 Directed by Geoff Hool

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1978 April Three Sisters

By Anton Chekov Tuesday 25th - Friday 28th April 1978 Directed by John Skelton

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1979 January Devil May Care

By Alan Melville Directed by Geoff Hool Monday 29th January - Saturday 3rd February 1979

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1950 March Noah

Noah by Andre Obey Director W. McKnight Bell All the following photographs of  the production  were…

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1951 June Victoria Regina

Victoria Regina by Lawrence Houseman Director S.B.Beck

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1950 December An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley Directed by H.A. White

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1952 March The Happiest Days of Your Life

By John Dighton Director W. McKnight Bell

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1953 March The Holly and The Ivy

By Wynyard Browne

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1953 December The Anatomist

By James Bridie Director S.B. Beck A Workington Playgoers Production

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1955 March Relative Values

By Noel Cowerd Director Elizabeth M. Murray A Workington Playgoers Production

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1938 December The School for Scandal

By Richard Brinsley Sheridan Director P.J.R.Thomas A Workington Playgoers Production

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1939 December Dear Brutus

Dear Brutus by J.M. Barrie A bemused group of strangers have been invited to a…

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1961 March The Queen and the Rebel

The Queen and the Rebel by Ugo Betti Translated by Henry Reed A Workington Playgoers…

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2003 February – Misery

By Stephen King Adapted for the stage by Simon Moore 18th -22nd February 2003 Director…

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2003 May The Twelve Pound Look & The Browning Version

The Twelve Pound Look by J M Barrie Directed By Geoff Hool A Workington Playgoers…

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2005 October Two

By Jim Cartwright Director Unknown A bickering husband and wife and the dozen regulars who…

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1951 December Our Town

By Thornton Wilder Director A Bottomley Our Town, drama in three acts by Thornton Wilder  produced…

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1983 October Grand National Night

By Dorothy and Campbell Christie Director Robbie Graham A Workington Playgoers Production

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1981 March Intent to Murder

By Leslie Sands Director Robbie Graham Within minutes of the opening of this play, we…

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1987 November The Anniversary

By Bill MacIlwrath Director Jenny Johnson and Jenni Rushton A Workington Playgoers Production

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1983 March The Sound of Murder

By William Fairchild Director Robbie Graham A writer of children's stories, Charles Norbury, is popular…

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1984 October Death Trap

By Ira Levin Director Brian Nutter A Workington Playgoers Production

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1982 March Move Over Mrs Markham

By Ray Cooney and John Chapman Director Ron Dickens Wednesday 24th - Tuesday 30th March…

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1982 January Pygmalion

By George Bernard Shaw Director Mike Walker A Workington Playgoers Production

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1980 April Let Sleeping Wives Lie

By Harold Brooke and Kay Bannerman Director John Skelton A Workington Playgoers Production

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1984 December Billy Liar

By Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall Director Ron Dickens Billy Liar was first presented in…

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1988 May Bedfull of Foreigners

By Dave Freeman Director Brian Nutter A Workington Playgoers Production

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1982 February Serious Charge

By Philip King Directed by Robbie Graham Tuesday 23rd - Thursday 25th February 1982 A…

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1978 March The Wind in the Sassafras Trees

By Ray Galton and Alan Simpson Director John G. Perry This play is freely adapted…

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2016 December It’s a Wonderful Life

Adapted from the book and directed by Millie Hardy-Sims Adapted from the book The Greatest…

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2016 December Dad’s Army Revisited

Written by David Croft and Jimmy Perry Dad’s Army has been enjoyed by people of all ages…

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2016 October Unhappily Ever After

An original play based on the best loved fairytales of Charles Perrault, Brothers Grimm and…

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Programme

1951 March The Face and the Mask

The Face and The Mask  - A Grotesque in Three Acts  by C.B. Fernald Adapted from…

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1984 April Dry Rot

By John Chapman Director Geoff Hool A Farce in Three Acts Dry Rot was written…

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1960 March Dry Rot

By John Chapman Director R.S.Mackay A Farce in Three Acts A Workington Playgoers Production

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1980 February The Circle

By Somerset Maugham February 1980 Director Geoffrey Hool "Women will only be the equal of…

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1979 April Boeing Boeing

By Bill Naughton Director John Skelton Once upon a time there were three air hostesses…

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2016 October The Perfect Murder

From the novel by Peter James Adapted for the stage by Shaun McKenna Peter James’ bestselling…

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2000- 2009 Programme of Plays

Workington Playgoers Productions  2000 - 2009 

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2016 June Pinocchio

Classic Italian Fairytale adapted for the stage  By Millie Hardy Sims The classic Italian fairytale,…

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2016 May Entertaining Angels

By Richard Everett 24th - 28th May 2016 Directed by Brain Young

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2015 October Hansel and Gretel

Grimm's Fairy Tale Hansel and Gretel Adapted and Directed by Millie Hardy Sims Times and Star…

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1960 – 1969 Programme of Plays

Workington Playgoers Programme of Plays 1960 - 1969 

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1990 – 1999 Programme of Plays

Workington Playgoers Productions 1990 - 1999 

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2015 July Bouncers

By John Godber Directed by Gwyneth Savage Friday 24th July 2015 Times and Star pre…

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1974 November All in Good Time

Marriage is a fair institution - no family should be without one. Our family tonight…

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1940 – 1949 Programme of Plays

Workington Playgoers Productions 1940 -1949 

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1948 November Hassan

By James Elroy Flecker November 1948 Directed by I.M.B.Mendus            …

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1947 November Lady Windermere’s Fan

By Oscar Wilde 27th - 29th November 1947 Directed by S.B. Beck     The Cast…

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1970 – 1979 Programme of Plays

Workington Playgoers Productions 1970-1979 

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1946 December The Old Man of the Mountains

By Norman Nicholson December 1946 Directed by S. B. Beck   The one photograph of…

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1988 January Educating Rita

by Willy Russell January 1988 Director Geoff Hool Times and Star Review (click to open)

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2010 – 2019 Programme of Plays

Workington Playgoers Programme of Plays  2010-2019 

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1987 March Accrington Pals

By Peter Whelan March 1987 Directed by Dudley Evans

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1940 December Dangerous Corner

By J.B. Priestley December 1940 Directed by Roy Thomas Photographs by W.C. Lawrie, Corporation Road,…

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1981 April Bedroom Farce

By Alan Ayckbourn Date: Wednesday 29th April - Tuesday 5th May (Exc. Sunday) Director Dudley…

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1964 December A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens Adapted by Ann Dickens December 1964

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1961 October Beside the Seaside

By Leslie Sands 5th - 11th October  1961 (excluding Sunday) Director Geoff Hool

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1940s

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2007 May The Steamie

by Tony Roper Director Morgan Sweeney The Poster (click here) Times and Star Report (click…

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1996 October Cemetery Club

By Ivan Menchell 25th September - 1st October 1996 Director Paul Fisher CAST Standing: Celia…

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1936 February Three One Act Plays

The first ever performance of by the Playgoers' Club was presented to members in St Joseph's…

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1972 December Who Killed Santa Claus

By Terence Feeley 11th - 16th December 1972 Directed by Geoff Hool    

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1996 February Blithe Spirit

by Noel Coward Directed by Ron Dickens

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2007 The Deep Blue Sea

By Terence Rattigan Director Ron Dickens Programme (click to open)  

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1995 March An Inspector Calls

By J B Priestly Directed by Marjorie Hool              …

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2007 February Happy Birthday Dear Alice

By Bernard Farrell Directed by Brian Young Production (Click to open)

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2006 December Dad’s Army

By Jimmy Perry and David Croft Director Gwyneth Savage     Photographs by Gordon Rushton…

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2014 December Galliarda A Merry Wassail

Sponsored by Trevor Roberts of Cockermouth   Galliarda is a unique small classical music group. All…

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2014 PROGRAMME

Flyer November - December (click to open)

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1992 November Saturday, Sunday, Monday

by Eduardo de Filippo Adapted by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall Wednesday 11th - Tuesday…

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2002 April Silly Cow

By Ben Elton  This evening's performance will take place in the flat of spiteful tabloid…

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Hugh Turpin on the piano

2004 May – Threepenny Opera

By Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill Tuesday 25th May - Saturday 29th May Director Paul…

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2004 February – Don’t Dress for Dinner

By Marc Camoletti 9th February - 13th February 2004 Directed by Geoff Hool  

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2002 May June – Quartet

by Ronald Harwood 28th May - 1st June 2002 Director Val Brown Programme (click to…

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2012 August King Tut and the Faeroes

Written and Directed by Morgan Sweeney 31st July - 4th August 2012 Programme (click to…

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2012 June The Graduate

A play adapted by Terry Johnson Based on a novel by Charles Webb and the…

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2001 May – June – Shakers Restirred

By John Godber 29th May - 2nd June 2001 Directed by Brian Young   The…

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2010 December See How They Run

A farce written in 1945 by Philip King Directed by Geoff Hool 30th November -…

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2010 October Body Bag

Written and Directed by Morgan Sweeney October 2010   Programme (Click to open) Photographs by…

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2000 December – One for the Pot

by Ray Cooney and Tony Hilton 12th - 17th December 2000 Director Geoff Hool

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2000 October A WORLD PREMIER – Sand Castles

by Bob Larbey 14th October and 17th - 21st October 2000 Director Jenni Rushton This…

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