A musical theatre group is helping keep people entertained during the lockdown.

Workington and District Amateur Musical Society has set up WADAMS at home, with members offering free performances.

Adam MacCreedy said: " WADAMS is very passionate about providing live theatre for West Cumbria. Its members and audience are at the heart of WADAMS and are why we provide entertainment all year round. We provide five shows a year from our tots section to adult section and didn't want to let this go during this time.

"We wanted to provide a platform for our members to carry on performing but also wanted to bring smiles and positivity to people's homes.

"We have created a platform so our audiences can still have their hit of musical theatre. Our members record a musical song of their choice at home and send them over to me and I put them all together into a video to make a performance."

Videos are posted on the group's Facebook page on a Sunday at 5pm.

Following the success of the first video, Soloists have shared their reasons for getting involved. Kim Hazzard said: "Chicago got postponed and I didn't get chance to perform in that. Everything on Facebook is coronavirus at the minute so it's relief for everyone to enjoy."

Sophie Edmonson said: "I miss singing with my friends, where I only felt confident enough to do it. WADAMS at Home gives me something to look forward to myself seeing us all performing again."

Abbie Johnsen joked the videos kept her sane, while Georgia Hunter said she wanted to bring some positivity.

Andrew McMinn said: "Ever since the start of the outbreak, everything has become so frantic: key workers are putting themselves at risk to keep the country afloat and the rest of us are at home looking after loved ones and worrying. We wanted to give something to all those people, a break from the worry in these uncertain times. That’s where the music comes in, we want to bring the music to everyone and what better way than social media."

Casey Sewell said: "It’s brilliant to be able to share amongst missed friends and family to reassure them throughout this hard time and keep the arts active and flowing throughout our little community."

Sarah Dean said: "It’s a great opportunity to still get a chance to perform and give people who love coming to see shows a chance to see musical theatre. It’s also nice because I have some elderly relatives who have never seen me sing and were coming to see Chicago, but since it’s cancelled they were upset they couldn’t get the chance. WADAMS at home was a lovely way to cheer them up so they could finally hear me sing as well as lots of other talented people in the society."