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The Theatre Royal, Washington Street Workington has been the home of the Workington Playgoers for the past 87 years. In that time, its stage has witnessed several hundred performances by Playgoers’ members.

Following the extensive refurbishment of the Theatre Royal in 2016, thanks to generous funding by a number of organisations, to all of whom we are most grateful, the Theatre Royal is now equipped to become an exciting venue for live theatre in West Cumbria.

The Playgoers will present four productions in 2023. You can see several additional shows produced by individuals and companies who have hired our theatre this year. As a member of the Playgoers you will have the opportunity to take part in our productions in a variety of ways. If you love acting, the Playgoers can give you with the opportunity to display your talents, to build upon them and learn new theatre skills (for example, through the occasional acting workshops held). If you have a flair for costume or set building, or perhaps would like to get technical with creating sound and lighting designs, then our Wardrobe Department, Stage Crew and Technical Crew are ready to welcome you! Or perhaps you would enjoy being part of our friendly Front of House Team, greeting the public on show nights, working in the box office, or serving patrons in our lovely new bar area.

Workington Playgoers aim to give its members more than just an opportunity to “put on a play”. We want to make the Theatre Royal a regular venue for members to take part in social nights, rehearsed play readings, quizzes and other events for socialising and being a part of The Playgoer’s family.

So what are you waiting for? Simply fill in our application form by clicking here, and come and join the show!

Christmas At Dingley Dell 1981
Dry Rot 1960
Dinner 2019
Ann Simpson As Jane Rotherbrook, Tania Simpson As Shirley Springer, Pauline Harkness As Sybil Venables, Ian Mitchell As George Venables MP And Geoffrey Hall As Hector Cramond MP
The Thrill Of Love 2017
Love On The Dole 1980
Lady Windermere's Fan 2002
Misery 2003
Fawlty Towers 2010
Someone Who'll Watch Over Me 2021
Brassed Off 2018
Blithe Spirit, One Of The Plays Chosen For The Silver Jubilee Programme
Insect Play 1938
Educating Rita 2004
The House By The Lake 1959
The Newly Weds
Nob And Nobility Ambassador, "What If I Stay For The First Few Minutes, And Then Leave If I'm Feeling Queasy?" Guillotine, "No You Will Be Sick Immediately."
The River 2021
Roses Of Eyam 1986
Murder On The Nile Cast & Crew
Jane Douglas - Ursula And Pam Hayes - Janet Enjoying Two Of Their Favourite Hobbies, Knitting And Listening To The Radio.
Vicar Of Dibley 2019
Sense And Senility - Keanrick, "Yes. The Ordinary Fellow Stands Like You Do." Mossop, "Whereas Your Hero, Stands Thus."
St Joan 1937
Silly Cow 2002
Di Viv And Rose 2020
Things We Do For Love 2009
Relative Values 1955
Anarchy Rules! Adam - "Emma, Honey (Cara De Mello), What Are You Doing Out Of Bed?"
Stepping Out 2019
Cast And Crew Of Happy Families By John Godber
1990 - Cast Of 'Allo 'Allo

Main Stage Productions 1936- 2023

Christmas Music Hall - After Show Party
Allo Allo
The Backstage Crew
Ladies Of The Wardrobe Helen, Jenni And Margaret
Jane Douglas And Peter Inglis
Backstage Capers!
The River
Chaps Backstage!
Poor Sir Percy!
Costume Adjustments!

Making new friends and enjoying backstage fun!

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