They’ll be cutting loose in Workington in May as a taste of 1980s rock comes to the Carnegie Theatre.

Casting has just been confirmed for Workington and District Amateur Musical Society’s production of Footloose, with rehearsals well under way.

Based on the 1980s screen sensation, which took the world by storm with its youthful spirit, dazzling dance and electrifying music, Footloose tells the story of city boy Ren who has to move to a rural backwater in America where dancing is banned.

All hell breaks out as Ren breaks loose and soon has the whole town up on it’s feet.

Society spokesman Daniel MacCreedy, who is among the performers in the show, said: “We got the rights to Footloose about two years ago before it was on general release.

“We saw it as an ideal production for our youthful and exuberant society and were delighted to secure the rights. It meets the criteria of younger times and older roles to suit or members with the high octane dance numbers we’re known for.

“This four-time Tony Award nominee musical is not to be missed.”

The show has the same production team as the society’s previous shows Legally Blonde, Rock of Ages and Give Our Regards to Broadway, with Jack Pike stepping in as the production’s assistant director.

The cast features Daniel’s brother Adam MacCreedy as lead character Ren, Rebekah Jardine taking on the part of Ariel, Andy White playing Chuck, Dan O’Hagan in the part of Rev Shaw and Sarah Deans performing in the role of Rusty.

Abbie Johnsen appears as Wendy Jo, Elizabeth Corless take on the role of Urleen, Daniel MacCreedy stars as Willard, Donna Bradley plays Vi and Helen Corless performs the role of Ethel.

Daniel said: “We’re all very excited to bring you this showstopper of a musical.”

The show will be staged from May 15 to 18.

Tickets are £14 each.

To book, visit or call 01900 602122.

Booking fees apply.