AUDIENCES in Workington were wowed last week as theatre came back to town.

The Workington Amateur Operatic Society (W.A.O.S) put on a stellar performance of the classic 'My Fair Lady' in the Carnegie Theatre, Workington at the end of last week.

The production was the first one back for the organisation since the Covid 19 lockdown closed theatres and groups down more than 18 months ago.

The company performed the classic 'My Fair Lady' show to a packed out Carnegie Theatre last Wednesday to Saturday with rave reviews from all who went to watch.

The story followed Eliza Doolittle, played by Amy Roebuck-Smith as she found her way from flower girl in the Edwardian East End of London to a proper lady of society

The flower girl is trained by Professor Henry Higgins, played by Graham Mudie who teaches her to speak as a 'proper lady' improving her position in society and making way for a rather unlikely friendship to develop.

The show was an important one to the society who have found the lock downs and inability in being able to perform a difficult challenge over the last year and a half.

On the opening of the show, Norman Brayton, who is the President of Workington Amateur Operatic Society said: "I want to convey on behalf of the Society our heartfelt thanks and much appreciation for joining us at this performance of My Fair Lady.

"Following our last productions, 'The King and I' and 'Oliver',W.A.O.S closed it's doors to both it's senior and junior members for a period of 16 months due to the pandemic, when the challenges of licensing and production re-arrangements, financial implications and the whole future of the Executive and Management Committees rescheduled our planned programme and rescheduled commenced in July to bring you this production of My Fair Lady."

The show also got acclaim from Workington dignitaries who went down to watch on opening night as the cast performed classic Broadway hits such as 'Wouldn't it be lovely.'

Mayor of Workington Herbert Briggs said:' It was great to see WAOS getting back to what they do best, I hope they enjoyed it as much as myself and Tracy did.'