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!
“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.”
We hope to see you there.
Love Team Beggar’s xx
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
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
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!
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.
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
‘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.
- Via this link https://www.beggarstheatre.co.uk/event/mind-fest-2018-3/
- In House open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm
- Or you can call us on 01229 775677
Tickets are also available at the Mind In Furness Centre:
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!
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 ON OFFER
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
- 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
- To operate the technical equipment for shows.
- To ensure that all health and safety standards are maintained and adhered to.
- 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.
- To carry out tasks associated with the general running of the Theatre.
- To set up the theatre for all shows.
- 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
The Beggar’s Theatre
Millom, Cumbria. LA18 4HB
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,
T: 01229 775677
Love Team Beggars xx
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
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Morning, Michael 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.
BYE BYE BABY – ALMOST SOLD OUT!
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