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Brand New Carnegie Autumn/Winter Season Is Here

The Carnegie Theatre has just launched its autumn and winter season and its jam packed with events, activities and shows.

Music features heavily in the season with nostalgia, old favourites and new music all heading for the 114 year old Workington venue. Highlights include Hazel O’Connor, who will be returning to the area with her Breaking Glass show on 25th November, Ireland’s most successful international folk band, The Kilkennys will be performing on 12th September and John Wheeler from Hayseed Dixie will be bringing his solo show to the venue on 15th November. X Factor winner Joe McElderry returns on 23rd November following massive success in Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat with his solo show. Nostalgia is on hand too with tributes to Steps, Abba, Roy Orbison, Elvis, and The Eagles all part of the packed programme of events.

Comedy plays a big part too as funny men Chris Ramsey and Rich Hall bring their touring shows to West Cumbria. Brilliant comedienne, Luisa Omielan follows up her hit shows “What Would Beyonce Do?” and “Am I Right Ladies” with “Politics For Bitches” on 19th October and Kathy Lette brings her one woman show, Girls Night Out on 16th October.

West End Star Marti Webb tops a brilliant season of musicals as she brings an exclusive performance to the Carnegie on 2nd November. Local performers add to the mix with WAOS’s production of Spamalot,and WADAM’s bring their musicals mix with Give Our Regards To Broadway.

Strictly star, Robin Windsor brings his All Fun Farewell Tour to the Carnegie on 14th November and Ballet Theatre UK return to the region with their production of Beauty and the Beast.

Shows aren’t the only things the venue will be doing this season as they ramp up their activities programme for adults and children. The Carnegie Music Centre returns with its award winning music programme for 8 to 18 year olds and the adult section also offers Steel Drumming classes and a Rock and Pop Choir. New to this season is Ballroom and Sequence Dancing classes for beginners and a professionally led Drama Workshop for the over 50s, which the venue hopes will lead to the creation of a new company.

Following the refurbishment of the café area, pre-show meals are being introduced on selected shows also.

Theatre Manager, Karen Thompson said: “We are so proud of our venue and are delighted to be able to bring this season of top class entertainment to the region. I’m particularly delighted that we are able to offer more ways for people to participate in cultural activities and am really looking forward to seeing how we can develop it further”

Booking or getting further information for the Carnegie Theatre is easy – simply go online to or call the Box Office on 01900 602122.

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