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Play, Fri 23 Feb 2018, free entry




A new play from an exciting new local company, live at the Kirkgate Centre

Wayfarers Theatre Co.

A mysterious Russian, a failing Actor, a Poet and an aspiring Jazz Singer struggle to pursue their creative endeavours whilst working summer jobs in an unusual tea shop.

Inspired by true stories overheard and experienced in Cumbrian cafés, curious tales of weird and wonderful customers are seen through the eyes of four reluctant young staff members.

Wayfarers Theatre invites you into a beautiful narrative exploring the joy of dreaming and realism, interwoven with the ridiculous and often hilarious antics of the British public.

This is a work-in-progress showing – an opportunity for you to sample this new work at an early stage.

Wayfarers is a new professional Cumbria-based touring company, which has grown out of the remarkable Wyldwood Theatre Co. Wyldwood was formed in 2014 by young performers in their final years of sixth form with the aim of creating performances at a professional standard. After several highly acclaimed productions – mostly of original work – the senior members of Wyldwood are now branching out to operate as a fully professional company producing accessible, fresh stage plays to be toured across the county and beyond.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 23 Feb 2018 19:00 to 21:00


Free entry


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 22 Feb Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Fri 23 Feb Waiting
Sat 24 Feb The Sagas of Noggin the Nog
Mon 26 Feb The Greatest Showman (PG)
Fri 2 - Sun 4 Mar The Bench
Sat 10 Mar Tom Thumb


Box Office

01900 826448


CA13 9PJ


From Cockermouth Main Street, proceed over the bridge to Market Place. Turn right and right again into Kirkgate. The centre is on the left. Free parking in the evenings.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 10 miles from Workington station

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

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