Have you seen what we have in store for you next season here at The Beggar’s Theatre…?

Posted on: November 27, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

With this season drawing to an end we thought it was about time we shared next season with you…

Whether you like Music, Comedy, Theatre, Variety Acts or Family shows, we’ve got you covered. Just take a look at these…

The Lynne and McCartney Story – Saturday 2nd February 8pm. £18.00

Two Tributes, One Night!
ELO BEATLES BEYOND present “THE LYNNE & McCartney STORY”, a brand new show featuring the songs of ELO, The Beatles, Solo Beatles, Tom Petty, Wilburys, Move and the symphonic pop that these two icons have been involved with.

Mat Ricardo Vs The World – Friday 15th February 8pm. £10.00

Award-winning cabaret star, and the UK’s most successful juggler, Mat Ricardo, had a problem – after a 30-year career as the go-to guy for jaw-dropping dexterity, he’d run out of new tricks. So he did something stupid. He bet everyone in the world that he could learn any trick they could think of.

The Tannahill Weavers 50th Anniversary Tour – Friday 22nd February 8pm. £14/12

The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can’t get better…yet continue to do just that.

You’re My World – Friday 8th March 8pm. £15/12

The first half of the show starts in the early days of the now world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool. The Beatles made their first appearance at the club in 1961 and during the next two years made a further 292 appearances. In the decade that followed, a wide variety of popular acts appeared at the club, including future star Priscilla White, whom worked as the hat-check girl.
The second half of the show and it’s Saturday night – welcome to the London Palladium! The small, sweaty clubs of Liverpool are now a distant memory. The leather gear is out and posh tailored suits are in. The Fabs are world famous, appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show on American television.

Seann Walsh: After This One, I’m Going Home – Tuesday 19th March 7.30pm. £15.00

Since his toe tapping antics on Strictly this year… he’s now out and looking forward to his rescheduled tour!
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and the self-dubbed “Lie-In King”, Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation (The Guardian). Returning from his run in America, where he made his USA television debut appearance on Conan, Seann Walsh is back on tour in the UK.

Patrick Monahan: #Goals – Friday 29th March 8pm. £14/12

Multi award winning comedian and Edinburgh Fringe favourite Patrick Monahan returns on Tour with another brand new stand-up show #Goals! We all have life goals. Whatever amazing things they are, whether it’s to win the lottery or marry up, make it your goal to come and watch a great comedy show from an Irish Iranian smoggy!
Constantly touring, comedy website Ents24 has listed Patrick for the past 3 years in the Top 3 of the hardest working comedians in the UK.

Your Bard – Thursday 4th April 7.30pm. £12/10

Written in Seaside, Florida, as part of the Escape To Create residency programme in January 2016. UK Premiere at the Jersey Opera House in March 2016, International Premiere at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre in July 2016. Has toured throughout the UK and has also appeared at the REP Theatre in Seaside, Florida. Part of the Arts Council of England’s Inn Crowd scheme, the show has also been performed in pubs in Norfolk, Suffolk, Kent and Sussex.

Tom Thumb – Sunday 7th April 2pm. £8/7

One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking – there’s nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest! Outwitting his parents and the ogre Tom shows everybody that even though he is small he is still mighty as he protects his brothers, finds the treasure and makes sure they’ll never be hungry again. Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table this classic story is brought to life in a playful and fascinating show full of Lyngo’s magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest. Come and join tiny Tom on his very big adventure!

Lost Voice Guy: I’m Only In It For The Parking – Saturday 13th April 8pm, £16/14

Lee is the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid and made his first stand-up appearance in February 2012. He has performed in some of the UK’s most popular comedy venues as well as in solo shows at festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe, the Brighton Fringe, Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival, Nottingham Comedy Festival and Liverpool Comedy Festival.

Don’t Panic – Thursday 18th April 7.30pm. £12/10

Don’t Panic is a variety tribute show in the style of Dads Army, based on the outbreak of the second World War.
This is a light-hearted sing along, laugh along fun show is guaranteed to have the audience laughing all the way.
All the favourite characters are there along with our very own musical Maestro who provides some stirring renditions of wartime favourites on the old Joanna, add in some magic and human puppetry and Don’t Panic is a sure fire hit.
Audience interaction is a big part of the show and guarantees some hilarious moments with our quick-witted cast.

Bowjangles: Excalibow – Saturday 20th April 8pm. £32/30/14/12/5

Bowjangles are a string quartet who can really play. They dance whilst they play. They sing whilst they play. They leap, tumble, juggle and joke whilst they play. In this critically-acclaimed show marking their 10-year anniversary, Bowjangles tell the somewhat ludicrous story of their journey to find the most priceless relic of all – a mysterious violin bow known as Excalibow.

Viva Neil Diamond – Saturday 27th April 8pm. £20/18

Whilst performing in Las Vegas two years ago Bob Drury was described “one of the world’s finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond” and he’s now back touring the UK with his new show celebrating the legendary Neil Diamond and his incredible back catalogue of songs.

Orpheus – Friday 3rd May 7.30pm. £12/10

A story of this world and the next. Of how far we’d go for the people we love and what happens when we come back empty handed. From the depths of the underworld to the tops of the highest mountains, Orpheus is an epic tale of gods and challenges and love reimagined for the modern day. From the back rooms of pubs to terraced houses and cab journeys, Alexander Wright and Phil Grainger transform this ancient myth into a modern day epic about people, our relationships and what we’ll do to try and stay together.

Just Like That – Saturday 4th May 7.30pm. £12/10

Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius. His impeccable timing, misfiring magic, trademark fez and quick-fire gags made him an international star and a true icon of the 20th Century. Now, over 30 years since his untimely passing, the appetite for his surreal slapstick, classic routines and snappy one-liners, continues to be re-discovered by old and new fans alike.

Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker – Friday 17th May 8pm. £14/5

These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…..closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesn’t need much walking, and the youngest kid hits thirteen and cancels the family subscription to The Beano.

Three Mothers – Friday 14th June 7.30pm. £12/10

Three Women, Two Children, One Story… When Khady’s husband dies in Senegal, she is forced to sell his goats. She sends her eldest son away, across desert and sea to Europe, in search of a better life plunging her entire family into uncertainty. When Gisela’s life in England is turned upside down, she goes home to Bavaria seeking comfort and familiarity. But her attempts to assist the steady flow of refugees arriving in her childhood village soon awaken memories from her own past.

Glory Days – Saturday 6th July 8pm. £18.00

Glory Days have been playing for more than a decade and is made up of long-time Springsteen fans who lovingly recreate the power and poetry of a Springsteen show, playing not only the crowd pleasing greatest hits, but also some less well known album tracks for the hard core fans. . These musicians can rock for over three hours and give you that Bruce Springsteen experience you thought you just couldn’t get anymore. When the Boss stays home, Glory Days will give you what you need… Jersey Style!

Who’s ready for some Theatre?

Posted on: November 19, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

If you fancy seeing some theatre this week, you’re in luck!

We will be joined by Canadian power house, Rebecca Perry as she brings ‘From Judy to Bette’ to The Beggar’s Theatre stage this Thursday at 7.30pm.

Make sure you join us for an evening jam packed with marvellous melodies and scandalous headlines from the Golden Age of Hollywood!

Rebecca says:

“The show is a power-punch of cabaret style entertainment that chronicles the life and times of Bette Davis, Judy Garland, Betty Hutton and Lucille Ball: four trailblazers, who saw their value before anyone else did and fought for the roles that made them famous… and infamous.

I grew up idolizing these women when I felt like I couldn’t relate to the role models in my generation. Something resonated with me in regards to that Old Hollywood charm that Bette, Judy, Betty and Lucille possessed. They paved the path for women of talent and drive, making it okay to be more than just a pretty face.”

Click here to book your tickets.

We hope to see you there.

Love Team Beggar’s xx

Mat Ricardo’s show this weekend has been RESCHEDULED!

Posted on: November 6, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Hi everyone.

Unfortunately Mat Ricardo has to rearrange his upcoming show this Saturday here at The Beggar’s Theatre due to the train strikes. The rescheduled date is Friday 15th February 2019. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused by this but sadly it’s just one of those things that can not be helped. We hope you understand.

Our next show is ‘From Judy to Bette’ on Thursday 22nd November 7.30pm, Please do make sure you check it out.

Hope to see you soon, Love Team Beggar’s xx

Time for some comedy!

Posted on: October 31, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Will you guys be joining us for a night of laughter from the one and only Mr Phill Jupitus this Saturday?

Phill Jupitus will be returning to The Beggar’s Theatre on Saturday 3rd November 8pm with his brand new show ‘Juplicity’.

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it. Adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly.

Tickets are selling fast, but we do still have a few available! Simply book online by clicking here: Pop into the theatre open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm or you can give us a call on 01229 775677.

We look forward to seeing you folk there. xx


Chris Bannister to Return to the Beggar’s this Week!

Posted on: October 16, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

The real spirit of the music of John Denver is captured beautifully by Chris Bannister. Chris has been touring with his solo show since 2010 and, having performed around the world, he is now internationally applauded for his delivery of some of the best songs ever written.

An evening with Chris Bannister is an evening of rare quality.  Whether it is showcasing the exceptional talent of this singer-songwriter with his self-penned collection of songs, his covers of much-loved classics or undiscovered folk songs or his simply stunning tribute to the music of John Denver, it is easy to see how he has gained an international reputation which has delighted fans for over two decades.

Chris was honoured to be asked to perform in Colorado in October 2012 for the annual celebration of John Denver’s life and work, and performed several concerts with Steve Weisberg who was John Denver’s lead guitar player on all his ‘70s platinum albums.

This show is a true tribute to the music genius of John Denver and as Weisberg says about Chris’s performances: “…all the magic is there.”

To pre-book your tickets, you can buy them on our website, call us on 01229 775677, or pop in to see us from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday!

A Skye Full of Stars – Charity Fashion Show This Saturday!

Posted on: October 11, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

It’s almost time for this years charity fashion show!

All proceeds raised to “A Skye Full of Star” a charity to help local young people in the Millom area to further their ambitions.

Join us for the chance to see some of the beautiful outfit that have been donated. A night of live entertainment, A raffle jam packed with some wonderful prizes, and most importantly have a fantastic night while helping to raise as much money as possible.

Please buy your tickets by clicking on “add to cart” or you can call us on 01229 775677 or you can simply pop into the theatre and buy your tickets from the box office… open Mon – Fri, 10 am util 5pm.


A hilarious one man show coming your way tomorrow night!

Posted on: October 3, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

 James Hurn, a talented actor and impressionist – will be performing a brand-new programme Hancock & Co: One Man, Many Voices.

The show will include one lost episode of Hancock’s Half Hour, and two episodes he has written himself in the same style as Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, with James voicing the entire cast. James is a master at recreating the accents and personas of such iconic 20th century British favourites as Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Hattie Jacques, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams.

The new show is performed in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience, bringing to life the classic days of radio comedy. Don’t miss it!

“Utterly masterful and quite, quite superb”

Jon Culshaw – impressionist

“You have Tony Hancock’s pitch and tone so much better than I”

Kevin McNally – actor

“If anyone is out there wondering; does it work, one man doing the whole cast?  Are the new scripts up to scratch? Is it like the real thing?   The answers are; yes, yes and yes. Go and see him while you can. James Hurn – as recommended by the Tony Hancock Appreciation Society”

Tom Dommett -Editor -THAS 5***** 

For more information or to buy tickets please click here

This years ‘Mind Fest’ is almost here folks!

Posted on: September 19, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

‘Mind Fest’ returns this Saturday 22nd September at 7pm!

Please come and join us for a great charity gig in aid of MIND with fantastic bands from the local area playing live music, bar open, Raffle and all for a great cause.  Let’s raise money and awareness for the fantastic charity together.

Line up includes:

John Tucker (poet)

Stephanie Sorrell (poet)

Right Turn Clyde (duet)

Josh and Tom (acoustic set)

The Next Stop (band)

The Jahm (band)

Rhythm  Dead Lady ( band)

Tickets are available here at The Beggar’s Theatre.

  1. Via this link https://www.beggarstheatre.co.uk/event/mind-fest-2018-3/
  2. In House open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm
  3. Or you can call us on 01229 775677

Tickets are also available at the Mind In Furness Centre:

Mind in Furness Opening hours
Monday – 10:00AM until 4:00PM
Tuesday – 10:00AM until 4:00PM
Wednesday – 10:00AM until 4:00PM
Thursday – 10:00AM until 1:30PM
Friday – 10:00AM until 4:00PM

Are you excited for the start of our new season this weekend?

Posted on: September 13, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Our new season kicks off this Friday 14th September at 7.30pm with a brand new piece of theatre called ‘Common Lore’

A contemporary take on traditional stories from all over the world, this unique show sees Fairy Tales and modern life collide! Audiences are entertained, inspired and transported through an exciting, fast-paced reinvention of traditional theatre, technology and spoken word.

Meet Scarlet, as she reinvents the childhood stories told to her by her nan, makes sense of an increasingly challenging world and shapes her future path in her own unique way.

‘Common Lore’ has live electronic music, spoken word, drama, movement and projections.

“Inventive, engaging and fast-paced. Loved your spoken word. I found the stories really intriguing and interesting and engaging.”

“I liked the way Scarlet really mirrored what an actual teenager was like. I also liked the fact that there was a screen at the back mirroring her phone.”

“I liked everything about the show from the acting to the theme, the props, the music, the language, the delivery of the whole thing.”


Please do come and join us, have a look at what we’ve been up to over the summer and enjoy a wonderful piece of theatre!


Free Cyber Awareness Training

Posted on: August 20, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Hey guys, on Tuesday 11th September 10am – 12.30pm we will be hosting a free Cyber Awareness training session funded by The Cumbria Police Crime Commissioner which will be delivered by Get Safe Online.

The training will provide you with simple information to help keep yourself and your communities safe through topics such as: creating secure passwords,shopping and banking online securely, social media, and how to prevent and
report fraud, identity theft and abuse. Everyone who attends will gain their Cyber Proficiency Certificate.

Although this training is open to all, places are limited. If you would like to reserve a place or for more information please contact : Elizabeth.Elder@cumbria.police.uk

Theatre Technician post

Posted on: July 4, 2018 in the category From your Director!latest by Jakki Moore


Job Description 

Post: Technician – 16 hours per week contract, fixed term (18 months) on a self employed basis, responsible for own N.I. and Tax. 

Based at:  The Beggar’s Theatre, Millom  for Moore Arts: Millom

Responsible to Director, The Beggar’s Theatre and Moore Arts Millom  

Job Purpose

  • To operate lights and sound for incoming shows and tours
  • To maintain the equipment to health and safety standards
  • To assist the artists and Director to deliver projects
  • To hire out equipment and self to smaller venues
  • To work with groups and young people to learn technical skills and achieve Arts Award


Main Duties 

  1. To operate the technical equipment for shows.
  1. To ensure that all health and safety standards are maintained and adhered to.
  1. To ensure that information data is lawfully gathered, accurate, up to date, and only divulged in accordance with the data protection act 1998 and the local government common law duty of confidentiality. 
  1. To carry out tasks associated with the general running of the Theatre.
  1. To set up the theatre for all shows.
  1. To undertake any other duties within the running of the theatre, as directed.


  • Experience of working with young people and/or community organisations (Essential)
  • Experience of working with young people with additional learning needs (Desirable)

Skills and Knowledge

  • Technical qualification or relevant substantive experience in sounds & light equipment (Essential)
  • An up to date DBS check (Essential)
  • Up to date Safeguarding training (Essential – though this can be facilitated if not in place)



  • This job description is a representative document
  • There is an expectation that the post holder will work some unsocial hours (evenings/weekends) due to the nature of the work
  • Other reasonable similar duties may be allocated from time to time commensurate with the general character of the post
  • You will responsible for adherence to the Health and Safety policy as far as it affects you, your colleagues and others who may be affected by your work
  • The post holder is also expected to monitor the effectiveness of the Health and Safety arrangements and systems to identify and promote appropriate improvements where necessary
  • The post holder is responsible for paying their own NI contributions and declare earnings to HMRC

Please apply to Jakki Moore


0129 775677

The Beggar’s Theatre

Market Square

Millom, Cumbria.  LA18 4HB




Posted on: in the category latest by Jakki Moore


The Beggar’s Theatre.  “Raising the Bar – Bigger and Better”

Moore Arts: Millom and The Beggar’s Theatre are ecstatic to announce the news of new funding of  £43,425. With huge thanks to Copeland Community Fund for £24,725 and £14,600 from Sir John Fisher Foundation together with remaining funds brought in by ourselves through revenue and kind donations, we are able to upgrade our current light and sound equipment throughout and advertise for a technician 16 hours per week for 18 month contract.

This funding has come at the perfect time. As you may be aware, The Beggar’s Theatre is named so due to the way in which we began. Begging! 

The plan to set up a theatre wasn’t actually a plan, it was created, developed and built by a rather mad woman who believed in just enjoying “seeing what happened”. As a result funding from Cumbria Community Foundation was our original source of £12k to clean up the old nightclub “Johnny B’s”  and make use of the building as a Youth Theatre venue. This will be 10 years ago next year. 

Our programming has grown from the odd comedy night to top quality Live Music, Touring Theatre and the best in the business TV names in Stand-Up Comedy, as well as Children’s Theatre, Panto, and Charity Events.  

We began with limited second hand equipment and built a semi-decent set-up, however, in order to grow and develop, to bring in more variety, bigger names, better shows, then we needed a better specification. 


In August we will be upgrading our little Theatre, using this much appreciated funding award but also we are going to give the theatre a face lift. In true Beggar’s Spirit, we are also looking for your help. Any volunteers to help build , plumb, paint, clean or offer any materials to help us along our way, would be most dearly appreciated. 

We are a charity run, community venue. We offer a central hub for all our community members from Youth Theatre starting from age 2 years, to adults Creative Writing;  a venue for Charity Events to local Cinema for all, bringing top names to our local town.

A huge, huge thank you to Copeland Community Fund and Sir John Fisher Foundation for their belief and support in our venture. Our commitment to them and to our town, to you, is to be “Bigger and Better – to Raise the Bar” by bringing more variety and top quality acts to the area and to work with more young people here in the Millom area, offering more opportunities to use the theatre and facilities to build confidence, learn new skills, and discover the theatre and arts.

P.s.  I do remember announcing that if we get the funding, I will cartwheel down Wellington Street!  So….. always true to my word.  Let’s do it Saturday 7th July 11 am. 

If you would like to get involved in any way, please come and see us, or get in touch,

E:  jakki@beggarstheatre.co.uk

T:  01229 775677 

Thank you

Love Team Beggars xx

Funded by 



Are You Up To Date With Our New Season?

Posted on: June 5, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Our new season is packed with a variety of amazing shows and peformers – from returning favourites like Manford’s Comedy Club, to fantastic new acts that you’ve never seen before, like Hancock & Co: One Man, Many Voices! Whether you’re in the mood for comedy, live music, or maybe something a bit different, The Beggar’s Theatre has something for you.

Coming up this year, we have an array of live music acts, including:

The Dreamers and The Everly Brothers Tribute Show – 7th July, £18/£20

The Music of John Denver by Chris Bannister – 20th October, £12/£14

The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican – 27th October, £14/£16

A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel; Christmas Special – £12/£14


And our theatre line-up is looking spectacular!:

Hancock & Co: One Man, Many Voices – 4th October, £10/£12

Colin Cloud: Live 2018 – 5th October, £16/£18

Mat Ricardo VS The World – 10th November, £10


That’s not to mention our amazing comedy acts:

Manford’s Comedy Club: Live 2018 – 21st July, £9/£12.50

Phil Jupitus; Juplicity – 3rd November, £15

Seann Walsh: After This One I’m Going Home – 24th November, £15

Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker – 17th May 2019, £5/£14


If you’re interested in finding out more information about any of these wondeful shows, make sure to visit our Act Archive! To pre-book tickets, you can call us on 01229 775677, or visit us in house Monday to Friday, between 10am and 5pm. We hope to see you soon xx Team Beggars

Beggars Wot Write Night!

Posted on: May 23, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

An evening of creative writing from Millom’s Creative Writing Group, now based at The Beggar’s!

A chance to catch up with friends, enjoy an evening of light music and stories/sketches by local writers. The Bar will be open, Cabaret style seating and a jolly good get together. What’s not to love? There’ll also be the opportunity to purchase some of our books!

Beggars Wot Write Night will take place on the 1st of June, from 7:30pm until 9:30pm, and admission is free! To RSVP your tickets, visit us in house 10am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, or call us on 01229 775677.

New shows on sale today!

Posted on: May 14, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Hey guys, hope you all had a lovely weekend!

We’ve got a couple of new shows which have just been added to our line up for next season.

We’ve got…

  • Manford’s Comedy Club – Saturday 21st July 8pm Adults £12.50  Students £9.00
  • Hancock’s Half Hour – Thursday 4th October 7.30pm Adults £12.00  Concessions £10.00
  • Colin Cloud Forensic Mind Reader – Friday 5th October 8pm Adults £18.00 Concessions £16.00
  • The Music of John Denver – Saturday 20th October 8pm Adults £12.00 Concessions £10.00
  • Phill Jupitus – Saturday 3rd November 8pm Single Admission £15.00
  • Matt Ricardo –  Saturday 10th November 8pm Single Admission £10.00
  • Seann Walsh – Saturday 24th November 8pm Single Admission £15.00
  • A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel Christmas Special – Friday 14th December 8pm Adults £14 Cons £12.00

Please buy your tickets by clicking on “add to cart” or you can call us on 01229 775677 or you can simply pop into the theatre and buy your tickets from the Box Office… open Mon – Fri, 10 am util 5pm.


Immersive, High Energy, And Thoroughly Entertaining!

Posted on: May 8, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Elvis The Legend On Tour

Elvis The Legend On Tour is the UK’s latest and most exciting hit new concert show – starring the world’s leading Elvis impersonator & tribute artist JD KING. 

A musical journey through all eras of the King’s incredible career, Elvis The Legend On Tour features Elvis’ greatest and most-memorable hits; from ground-breaking 1950s Rock ‘n’ Roll to the dramatic Las Vegas big-band ballads of the 1970s.

An interactive and high-energy event, the show boasts JD’s powerful vocals, pulsating dance moves and a truly uncanny characterisation of Elvis that not only leaves audiences utterly amazed, but thoroughly entertained and immersed throughout the performance.

ELVIS THE LEGEND is an incredibly scale-able event, that features first-class musicianship in the form of THE BURNING LOVE BAND and the SWEET SOUL SINGERS (in larger arenas, 400 plus seats) – or for more intimate venues, fully-orchestrated custom backing track music developed in tandem with Elvis’ original band, carefully designed and mastered to re-create the same atmosphere of the King’s incredible shows at any concert venue, large or small.

Combined with JD KING, the most prolific young Elvis impersonator in a generation, this Elvis extravaganza is not to be missed…


“Since his appearance at Tribfest 2017, we’ve had so many conversations, messages, emails, and texts saying how good he was. We just had to get him back! We’re pleased to announce that JD King’s Elvis will headline the Main Stage at Tribfest 2018 on Saturday 18th August 2018.” TribFest Music Festival.

“JD Sounded and looked the part completely, the impersonation was excellent and for the audience here at the Phoenix it was like they were stepping back in time for a performance from the King! Looking forward to his return next year!” The Phoenix Theatre

“Wow!!! What a great night’s entertainment. Absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Great voice, great personality and (as a longstanding fan of Elvis) I could hear that JD has got all the little nuances just about spot on.” The Fisher Theatre

“★★★★★ Critics’ choice – and the one to watch” Time Out

“★★★★★ Devereaux’s voice was exceptional – he is brilliant – a must see!” Fringe Review

“Having grown up with the king, just below God and above Tchaikovsky, when I saw Jim I knew Elvis was back in the building.” Kim Wilde


JD King will be performing on the 12th of May, at 8:00pm. Tickets are £20.00, and are available on our website, over the phone at 01229 775677, or in house Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm. We hope to see you there.

A Classical Crossover That’ll Blow You Away!

Posted on: May 1, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Voce (Vo -chay),  in Italian, simply means voice…

Singing  ‘Popular Music with a Classical Twist’, Voce (Phil McIntosh, Chris Warby, Iain Nicholson & Mark Johnson) invite their audience to enjoy music from the likes of Il Divo, Christina Perri, Luciano Pavarotti, Snow Patrol, Alfie Bow, Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Elvis, Josh Groban, Russell Watson, Take That, Hits of the West End and more with their crisp, stylish and entertaining delivery.

Phil and Iain provide the exhilarating and exciting top tenor voices, while Chris’ cultured and eclectic 2nd tenor compliments, enhances and anchors the sound, allowing Mark’s alluringly rich and elegant baritone to complete the sound that is simply, excitingly and very uniquely Voce.

Voce have also had the pleasure of providing support for acts such as, Collabro, Jai McDowall, Lucy Kay, Denise Pearson with most recently including Steven Hall, Kenny Thomas and Heather Small of MPeople.


Voce will be performing at 8:00pm, on the 4th of May, and tickets are £14.00 for Concessions and £16.00 for Adults.

Billy Whizz coming to The Beggar’s!

Posted on: April 25, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Join us here at The Beggar’s Theatre for An Evening with Jason Robinson OBE, on Friday 27th April at 8pm!

Jason ‘Billy Whizz’ Robinson OBE is an English former dual-code international rugby league and rugby union player of the 1990s, and 2000s.

Playing at wing or fullback, he won fifty-one rugby union international caps for England, and in rugby league he won twelve caps for Great Britain and seven for England. He also represented the Lions. He managed to win every honour in rugby league before doing the same in rugby union including the world cup in Australia.

He will talk through his career from growing up with a single mother who worked as a cleaner to overcoming depression and battles with alcohol to become one of the best rugby players of all time.

There is also an MC, Comedian and an auction of memorabilia on the night too! What’s not to like?

Tickets are £25, although V.I.P tickets are available; please ask in-house for more information. Doors open at 7:00pm.

Brand new announcement…!

Posted on: March 23, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Colin Cloud, The Forensic Mind Reader is heading back to Millom on Friday 5th October 8pm!


Colin Cloud is the Sherlock Holmes of entertainment if Holmes had a flair for comedy, the Great Detective of live events performing everywhere from Off-Broadway, New York, to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and the Magic Castle in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The forensic mind reader will know what you’ve had for lunch, where you’ve been that day, what you do for a living, the car you drive, even your PIN code. He’ll read you like a book.

(You can read more about Colin Cloud by clicking here)

This guy was absolutely fantastic when he performed here at The Beggar’s Theatre back in 2015. Since appearing here you may have seen Colin on This MorningMichael McIntyre’s Big Show, Sherlock and America’s Got Talent! 

Not only will this guys be bringing us yet another fantastic show that I’m sure will leave us all speechless he will also be joined by the one and only Mr Mat Ricardo! 

Mat Ricardo, The gentleman juggler, is one of the most unique, critically-acclaimed, and reliably entertaining variety performers in the world!  He is a tedx speaker, the winner of The Herald angel award for theatre excellence, The British cabaret award for best speciality act, The Klenikunst cabaret prize, Stagetalk magazine’s show of the year and the arts ward pick of the fringe.

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(For more information about Mat Ricardo please click here)

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Come on guys what are you waiting for?

Posted on: March 20, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day


Hey, Just a quick heads up for those of you that haven’t got your tickets for Bye Bye Baby on Saturday 31st March 8pm, We literally only have 20 tickets still available!

‘Bye Bye Baby is more than your average tribute band. They deliver a full theatre show covering the journey of the Four Seasons from the very beginning up until the Disco era and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In fact a musical journeys through the sounds of one of the most successful bands of all time.’

You can book your tickets online by clicking here: In house open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm or you can give us a call on 01229 775677! But we wouldn’t leave it too much longer if we we’re you!

Come on guys, Don’t miss out!

Love Team Beggar’s! xx