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The Theatre Royal, Washington Street Workington has been the home of the Workington Playgoers for the past 88 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!

Rules For For Living September 2022 Anarchy Rules! Adam - "Emma, Honey (Cara De Mello), What Are You Doing Out Of Bed?"
Macbeth July 2017
Things We Do For Love 2009
Murder On The Nile March 2023 The Newly Weds
Comedians October 2019
Vicar Of Dibley December 2019
Fawlty Towers 2010
Di Viv And Rose December 2020
Educating Rita October 2004
Death And The Maiden November 1995 Geoffrey Hall As Gerardo Escobar And Alison Philips Paulina Salas His Wife.
Someone Who'll Watch Over Me July 2021
Lady Windermere's Fan March 2002
Ladies In Lavender March 2022 Jane Douglas - Ursula And Pam Hayes - Janet Enjoying Two Of Their Favourite Hobbies, Knitting And Listening To The Radio.
Blackadder The Third Dual And Duality Mrs Miggins, ".... Forget Morag Forever." McAdder, "No, Never. Oh I Must Do Right By Morag. We Must Return To Scotland And You Must Fight In The Old Highland Way- Bare Breasted And Each Carrying An Eight Pound Baby."
Roses Of Eyam 1986
Love On The Dole 1980
Christmas At Dingley Dell December 1981
Blackadder The Third December 2022 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."
St Joan 1937
Silly Cow April 2002
Dinner June 2019
The Thrill Of Love 2017
Dry Rot 1960
Murder On The Nile Cast & Crew
Office Suite - Green Forms June 2023
Pardon Me Prime Minister September 1994 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
Blackadder The Third December 2022 Sense And Senility - Keanrick, "Yes. The Ordinary Fellow Stands Like You Do." Mossop, "Whereas Your Hero, Stands Thus."
4 Weddings And An Elvis September 2023 The Comeback - Vanessa (Anne Bowmer), Lou (Maynall Weir) And Sandy (Ruth Hellen)
Insect Play 1938
Brassed Off December 2018
Ladies In Lavender March 2022
1990 - Cast Of 'Allo 'Allo
Murder On The Nile March 2023
Relative Values 1955
Stepping Out April 2019
The House By The Lake 1959
Cast And Crew Of Happy Families By John Godber
Blithe Spirit, One Of The Plays Chosen For The Silver Jubilee Programme
The River June 2021
Misery February 2003

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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