The curtain rose tonight on Workington and District Amateur Musical Society's latest production, and what a show it is.

From the opening number, Footloose The Musical is an action-packed bag of energy, and one it is clear the cast is enjoying presenting.

Whether you've seen the movie or a stage production before, it's likely you'll recognise some of the songs from the hit show, from the title number to classics such as Let's Hear it For The Boy and Holding Out For a Hero.

And WADAMS' presentation of the fast-paced story can keep the audience gripped as well as keeping its feet tapping.

They started as they meant to go on with a high-energy rendition of the title number, and there was no drop in pace from there.

Leading male Adam MacCreedy, as Ren, sings I Can't Stand Still, a trait shared by character and performer/choreographer alike. But it is clear the sentiment is shared by the whole cast.

And Rebekah Jardine provides a spectacular performance as leading lady Ariel.

Newcomer Jack Hoy may have only performed in one show prior to this one but there's no hint on that in his performance as bad boy Chuck Cranston, whose rendition of The Girl Gets Around shows he has the talent needed to be a stage star.

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A brilliant touch of comedy is provided by the show's director Daniel MacCreedy as Willard, joined by Sarah Deans as Rusty.

And the more serious side of the show, albeit with its own light-hearted moments, is provided by Daniel O'Hagan as the Rev Shaw and Donna Bradley as his long-suffering wife Vi.

Footloose is full of energy and full of fun, with its share of tender, heartfelt moments added to the mix.

The youngsters of Bomont want to show they're free by cutting loose with a dance and you can join them.

There's no need to hold out for a hero this week. The town's theatrical heroes are on stage at the Carnegie Theatre in Workington until tomorrow night.

Tickets are £15 each, available at or on 01900 602122.