An amateur musical society is supporting the theatre that has supported them for so many years.

Workington and District Amateur Musical Society (WADAMS) is putting on a Covid-safe concert with all proceeds going to the Carnegie Theatre,

Spokesman Daniel McCreedy said: "We have used the Carnegie so many times and it is so important to amateur societies like ourselves.

"We had planned to get all the societies together but that is not possible under the current guidance.

"Instead we will be doing songs from our previous shows and some from Chicago which would have been this year's production if it had not been for Covid."

He said to comply with the regulations there will never be more than six people on stage.

"We have five dancers and a number of former leads who will be performing solos, duets and in trios."

He said despite the limitations, everyone was excited about getting back onto the stage again after all this time.

"Chicago was stage-ready when the theatre was closed. Now, because it is going to be touring next year, we can't keep the rights - but as soon as they become available again we will be presenting this show.

This one night concert has been put together by Daniel with Mark Hazzard as musical director with choreographers Adam McCreedy and Linzi Wilkinson.

They hope to be able to get 80 people into the theatre.

Chairs have been blocked off into groups on one, two and three and some rows have been removed to ensure social distancing.

Daniel said: "It is not the show we wanted but we are delighted to do something for the Carnegie. I have been performing here since I was seven. It means so much to me and to many others and we want our children to enjoy it in their turn."

He said he would have loved the opportunity to live stream the concert but without the proper equipment that had not been possible "but maybe people who can't get into the event could donate some money anyway."

The concert will be held on November 14 and entry is £10.