We have a treat for you this Easter!

Posted on: April 17, 2019 in the category latest by Cassie Day

So, this week we have two shows!!  We know, we really are spoiling you or are we just mad? Both probably!

We’ll be kicking things off on Thursday evening (18th at 7.30pm) with ‘Don’t Panic’

‘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.

Why not have a sneak peak folks…

Don't Panic – The Hilarious Vintage Comedy Show

Check out our laughter packed vintage comedy show. See some familiar characters in this hilarious side splitting live show! Dinner Shows, Vintage Festivals, Walkaround characters, Theatre shows. #britishcomedyshow #dontpanic

Posted by Don't Panic Comedy Theme Show on Friday, 4 August 2017

Click here to book tickets for ‘Don’t Panic’

On Saturday night (20th at 8pm) we will be joined by ‘Bowjangles’ and their show Excalibow.

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.

“An excellent, entertaining hour of multitasking music and mythology – a perfect show” ★★★★★ Voice Mag

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. Filled with unforgettable characters, fantastic reinterpretations of classic songs and an ingenious portal to another dimension, this is not a show to be missed. You’ll love Bowjangles’ inimitable and unique style, full of laughs, boundless energy, and almost every musical genre you can imagine.

If you like music, song, dance and comedy, then Bowjangles are for you. This multitalented four-piece not only play their instruments superbly, they leave their audience in stitches of laughter – and incredulous. Bowjangles use every style and genre of music you can imagine in energetic and hilarious stage shows which takes string quartet performance to a whole new dimension, and brings old style Music Hall Vaudeville into the 21st century.

“The show is a whimsical and hilarious adventure through music and there’s plenty to delight.” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

Here is what you have to look forward to…

Click here to buy tickets for ‘Bowjangles’

Will you be coming along for some fun? We hope so…

Love Team Beggar’s xxx

Not one, But two…

Posted on: April 3, 2019 in the category latest by Cassie Day

We’re spoiling you guy this week with two fantastic pieces of Theatre!


Nicholas Collett is returning with his one man show ‘ Your Bard on Thursday 4th April at 7.30pm and on Sunday 7th April at 2pm we will be joining tiny Tom on his very big adventure when Lyngo Theatre bring ‘ Tom Thumb’ to Millom!

‘Your Bard’

Professor Nother is giving a talk about Shakespeare authorship in the function room at the Shakespeare pub – but he doesn’t believe the man from Stratford wrote those plays.

That’s Will’s cue to kick the door off the hinges and defend his reputation. Come and meet the man himself and take the lid off a legend in your local. He’ll tell you all about his family, what it’s like on tour and the glory days at the Globe. Queen Elizabeth I, Christopher Marlowe and Ned Alleyn – you’ll meet them too. Intermingled with a few of his greatest hits – and maybe a sonnet or a song.

There’s no fourth wall here – we’re all in this together!!

Ladies and gentlemen raise your glasses – Your Bard!

From Bay Life, reviewing the show at the Royal Oak, Pevensey “A piece of pure theatre magic”

From Nouse Magazine on the show at York Theatre Royal – “On Collett’s stage, William Shakespeare has truly become “our” bard, the bard of the people and a bard among people – all thanks to our modern playwright’s at times comical, at times deep and moving, but always original and fond rendition of him.”

Ticket available here:

‘Tom Thumb’

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! 

Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table this wee wonder of a show is full of Lyngo magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest. CBeebies Patrick Lynch, who has been performing it for more than a decade, brings this classic story to life in a playful and fascinating show.

Ages 3+

Tickets available here:

Hope to see you soon,

Love from Team Beggar’s xx

Hazel O’Connor is coming to Millom this November!

Posted on: February 14, 2019 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Did you guys hear the news? Real life Hazel O’Connor is heading to The Beggar’s Theatre on Thursday 14th November 8pm!

Hazel O’Connor – Hallelujah Moments with Clare Hirst & Sarah Fisher

They were absolutely fantastic, bringing the entire audience roaring to its feet.”Telegraph

The first major female star of the 80’s, award winning singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor rose to fame in 1980 starring in the iconic film Breaking Glass . There were hits and eye-catching Top of The Pops appearances aplenty along the way. Hazel’s ageless songs include Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, Monsters in Disguise, Calls The Tune, If Only, Give Me An Inch, Blackman and Hanging Around – all of which seem even more relevant in our present times.

Accompanied here by virtuoso saxophonist Clare Hirst (The Belle Stars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and vocals and Sarah Fisher(Eurythmics) on keyboards and vocals, this powerful blend of voices and musicianship brings a classy touch of energy to Hazel’s vibrant performance.

With a new album celebrating and refelcting Hazel’s very own Hallejujah Moments, expect a soulful introspective dip into Hazel’s stunning portfolio, the old and the new. A sumptuous night of some of the greatest songs of the 20th Century delivered with passion and fire. With a special Meet & Greet immediately after the show you’re in for a treat. Unmissable, book early!

“ It’s all there, that voice, soaring sax …timeless.”. Glastonbury Festival

The sturdiness and earthy expression of her voice…marvellous” Hot Press

Tickets are on sale now simply click here: 


This Friday…

Posted on: February 13, 2019 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Hello lovelies

So, those of you who bought tickets to see Mat Ricardo already know that he has had to cancel due to Global TV commitment!  However, we have been working hard to find a replacement with someone who would be similar.  We’ve not managed that! We’ve managed TWO Variety acts for you!!

This Friday instead of Mat Ricardo we now have Madam Galina and Stewart Pemberton.

Tickets are now on sale on line and in house. Please do come along.  They are family friendly too.

Friday 15th Feb 8pm £10

Iestyn Edwards aka ‘Madame Galina’

As seen on Channel 4, in the Olivier Award winning C’est Barbican and four tours entertaining troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. West  end, Blackpool and international headliner,  loved by all from Her Majesty, through Joanna Lumley to 42 Commando Royal Marines. ‘Irrepressible tour de force variety!’ The Sun. ‘A cabaret star.’ Financial Times. ‘The audience howled with laughter.’ The Times.

AND… Stewart Pemberton

Stewart, juggler, tap dancer and percussionist, graduated from The National Centre for Circus – formerly The Circus Space – in 2002 and is a juggler, tap dancer international performer and Higher Education teacher.

He has performed around the world in theatres, festivals, tv and Film.

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony Delhi, World Expo Shanghai, Mall Of The Emirates Dubai, Swamp Circus Ireland, The London Cabaret Society, Leicester Square Theatre, The  Spiegeltent, CBBC The Slammer, Warner Bros film Sweeny Todd directed by Tim Burton.

Stewart performs an award nominated original act, bounce juggling with rhythm tap and is a regular solo artist at Cafe De Paris and The Savoy Hotel London.

Love Jaks n Team Beggar’s xx

Youth Theatre

Posted on: January 9, 2019 in the category DramaFrom your Director!latestYouth Theatre by Jakki Moore

Moore Arts Millom - Youth Theatre and dance classe in the Lake District town of Millom, Cumbria

HI Folks,

Just a heads up to remind you all that we are back up and running for 2019 and Youth Theatre classes begin again, tonight Beggar’s Youth Theatre for Juniors 4-5.45pm. and tomorrow, Little Beggar’s for Infants 3.30-5pm Subscriptions are due in for this term through to Easter @£40 please.

Really looking forward to seeing all the kids back and working towards a new project.

See you later. Jaks xx

We are opening on Saturdays!

Posted on: January 8, 2019 in the category From your Director!latest by Jakki Moore

Hi Folks,

Just to let you know that from next week, Mon 14th Jan we will be changing our Opening times to accommodate you.

Now opening on Saturdays and longer.

Closed Monday.

Thanks xx

Happy New Year!

Posted on: January 4, 2019 in the category From your Director!latest by Jakki Moore

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Jolly New Year festivities.

We are back open on Monday 7th January 10 am to 5pm.

Our Youth Theatre and Creative Writing begins this week on their respective days, too.

Take a peek at this Season – Oh my it’s a reet good ‘un! Can’t wait… hope to see you soon.

Lots of love and best wishes for the year ahead.

Team Beggars. xx

Merry Christmas to you All.

Posted on: December 19, 2018 in the category From your Director!homelatest by Jakki Moore

Merry Christmas lovely Beggar’s Friends and family

Wow! What a year!!! We have seen so many of you and lots of new faces from far a wide. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.  Your support means so much to us, we genuinely couldn’t be here without you. Thanks.

So, we will be closed from Friday 21st at 5pm and re-open on Monday 7th January 10 am

Our next event is New Year’s Eve.  Our usual opening 9pm til late! This year we have a wonderful live band, JAHM.  The fantastic local band have played for us many times, for charity and we have brought them in for NYE to celebrate with us all. Please do come along.  The Clock Trust will be celebrating with disco and countdown in the Market Square at midnight. It’s such a good event.

Families welcome!

Our next season will begin at the beginning of February with ‘The Lynne and McCartney Story’ 

We have a wonderful and varied season for you for 2019. Take a look here.

Please note that you will only be able to get your Gift Vouchers from the Theatre until Friday 21st 5pm.  Jakki is not here so please contact the theatre.  01229 775677 and pop in.

Thank you and we would all like to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderfully Happy New Year from all of us here at Beggar’s Towers.

Lots of love

Team Beggar’s. xxx

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




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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

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