A Workington theatre is appealing for DIY enthusiasts to join its team.

The Theatre Royal, on Washington Street, wants to recruit volunteers to help build sets for the venue's performances.

Geoff Brinicombe, technical team director, has volunteered at the Theatre Royal for over 30 years.

He said: "There are all sorts of things to do when building a set and anyone who can handle a screwdriver or a saw is welcome to join us.

"There are bigger jobs such as electrical work and smaller jobs too, if you can't handle a screwdriver, you can come and help paint.

"Our standard is very high. We're all volunteers, nevertheless our final product is of a professional standard and we want to maintain it.

"There have been times when we've had a round of applause when the curtain went up just because the set was so dynamic."
Volunteers are needed to build sets for productions of the theatre's two companies, the Workington Playgoers and the Second Star youth theatre.

They normally produce eight plays a year in total.

And Geoff said that in the past sets have involved two- or three-story homes, staircases and even moving platforms.

He said: "Quite a lot is possible on our little stage."

Volunteers meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.30pm to 10pm and are also asked to be available on show-nights.

Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Geoff on 01900 812318.