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…

Reviews: 

“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)

Click Here To Book Your Tickets!

Come on guys what are you waiting for?

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

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

Prepare For Nothing But The Bloody Truth!

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

Dracula's Ghost

Dracula’s Ghost by Don’t Go Into The Cellar

When Bram Stoker’s widow welcomes lawyer Mr Leech into her home, there begins a tale of the most feared vampire of all time, of his un-dead life and times, and the remarkable characters he has met down the centuries. An original stage-play concerning the actual story of Count Dracula – prepare for nothing but the bloody truth!

This spine-tingling original theatrical show tracks the vampire king from his destruction at the hands of Van Helsing, through his many incarnations down the centuries. His sole confidante is the grieving widow of Bram Stoker, whose past and future selves are inextricably liked to the count.

Acclaimed actor Jonathan Goodwin plays Dracula, and Sarah Gordon plays Florence Stoker. The show is written by Jonathan Goodwin, and directed by Gary Archer.

‘Don’t Go Into The Cellar are coming back this season with Dracula’s Ghost on Thursday 15th March 7.30pm.

Everfest – Steve Prescott Foundation Charity Gig

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

Tickets on Sale!

Join us for a wonderful night filled with live music from “Drunk In Public” and “Slag Bank” and DJ James Henry Tyson to help raise as much money as possible for the Steve Prescott foundation. There also will be a bottle raffle. This Event is for ages 18 and over.

 

Steve Prescott played Rugby League for St Helens, Hull, Wakefield, Ireland and was a GB Lions Tourist.

In September 2006, Steve was diagnosed with Pseudomyxoma Peritonei a rare form of Cancer, he was told that he would not see his two children grow up; he was given months to live. He underwent a major operation in Basingstoke Hospital and tumours were removed from his abdomen. After surgery Steve was transferred to The Christie Hospital in Manchester for chemotherapy treatment to try to control the remaining disease.

The concept of undertaking fund-raising took shape in August 2007, after Steve was Guest of Honour at a Wigan Supporters versus St.Helens Supporters Charity Rugby League match. The game signified the starting point of the Steve Prescott Foundation, with two organisations close to his own heart set to receive the benefits of his own fund-raising activities:

The Christie: The Christie Cancer Hospital in Manchester is one of Europe’s leading cancer centres, treating over 40,000 patients a year. It is one of only two national specialist hospitals that specialises in Pseudomyxoma Peritonei in GB.

 

Try Assist: Previously known as The Rugby League Benevolent Fund, and aims to support players whose lives are affected by serious injuries while playing the game of Rugby League. SPF Donates 25k to Try Assist Fund

 

 

Amazing New Acts on at The Beggar’s!

Posted on: February 15, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Tickets are now on sale for all of our new shows!

We have three fantastic new acts on at The Beggar’s, which we know you’ll love! First and foremost is the musically magical, Voce, presenting their show, ‘Musica’;

Voce

 

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 will be performing on Friday the 4th of May, at 8.00pm!
Tickets are £14.00 – £16.00.

 

After Voce, we have mind reader, Aaron Calvert;

Aaron Calvert

 

Following sell-out shows in 2016 & 2017, ‘Mind Games’ and ‘Awaken’, & fresh from filming a highly anticipated show for Channel 4, Aaron Calvert is heading out on tour to read your minds and showcase his extraordinary hypnotic abilities. This is no cluck-like-a-chicken hypnosis, Aaron unlocks the potential of the human mind, demonstrating inexplicable hypnotic feats live on stage.

Aaron will be performing here at the Beggar’s on Friday the 25th of May, 8.00pm!
Tickets are £12.00 – £14.00.

 

And last – but by no means least – The Dreamers and The Everly Brothers Tribute Band;

The Dreamers and The Everly Brothers Tribute Show

 

Formerly ‘Freddie and The Dreamers.’ The Dreamers remain one of the best known named bands on the sixties music circuit. Changes to personnel over the past 50 years were of course inevitable but two members… Alan Mosca and Bryan Byng remain in the band today, they have been in the band as Freddie and The Dreamers and then The Dreamers for over 37 years.
Alan and Bryan are joined by The Temple Bros. Steve and Colin who in their own right are seasoned professionals having toured extensively with their Everly Brothers show. They add an extra dimension to the Dreamers. Who along with the hits of Freddie and The Dreamers perform the most popular songs of the fifties rock and roll days and the great songs of the sixties.

So join us for 2 hours of 60’s nostalgia with The Dreamers and The Everly Brothers Tribute Show!

The Dreamers and The Everly Brothers Tribute Show will be performing at the Beggar’s on Saturday the 7th of July, at 8.00pm!
Tickets are £18.00 – £20.00.

 

Tickets are on sale now, and you can pre-book yours on our website, over the phone at 01229 775677, or in house at the Beggar’s (we’re open from 10am till 5pm).

We hope to see you there!

Whales, Tiny Boats, Sea Captains – Oh My!

Posted on: February 7, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

A Heart at Sea – 6:00pm, 11th February, 2018 – Half a String Theatre Company

A Heart at Sea uses beautiful live music to tell the tale of a young boy who after a tragedy, bottles up his heart, and throws it in the sea. Intricate puppets are swept through a transforming wooden world as our hero tries to recover his heart. A haunting tale suitable for those 7+ of whales, caves, ships and pirates (with phenomenal beards.)

Be enthralled by this epic musical folktale told on a miniature scale. Haunting live music tells the story of a Boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea. Original song-writing is set to stunning visuals, which centre around a beautifully carved chest holding the secrets to the story. Intricate puppets are swept through this transforming wooden world as the Boy tumbles through an danger and discovery to recover his missing heart. Echoing soundscapes knit together a heart-warming tale of whales, tiny boats, sea captains and beards. Intimate gig-theatre that will resonate with all ages.

 

Half a String Theatre’s new show is a delightfully charming and immaculately produced tale of triumph, travel and terrific adventure told through innovative puppetry and wonderfully lyrical song.” – Broadway Baby

‘A Heart At Sea’ is an emotional, ingeniously imaginative piece of storytelling…Young or old, this show tugs at heartstrings alike.” – Young Perspective

Ingenious wooden creations and eloquent puppetry…this is a warm-hearted, joyful affirmation of life’s richness, with plenty to delight adults and children alike.” – The LIST 

Ticket Prices:
£6.00 – Children
£10.00 – Adults

 

You can pre-book tickets or find more information on our website, call us at 01229 775677, or visit the Beggar’s anytime between 10am and 5pm.

Whales, Tiny Boats, Sea Captains – Oh My!

Posted on: in the category latest by Cassie Day

A Heart at Sea – 6:00pm, 11th February, 2018 – Half a String Theatre Company

A Heart at Sea uses beautiful live music to tell the tale of a young boy who after a tragedy, bottles up his heart, and throws it in the sea. Intricate puppets are swept through a transforming wooden world as our hero tries to recover his heart. A haunting tale suitable for those 7+ of whales, caves, ships and pirates (with phenomenal beards.)

Be enthralled by this epic musical folktale told on a miniature scale. Haunting live music tells the story of a Boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea. Original song-writing is set to stunning visuals, which centre around a beautifully carved chest holding the secrets to the story. Intricate puppets are swept through this transforming wooden world as the Boy tumbles through an danger and discovery to recover his missing heart. Echoing soundscapes knit together a heart-warming tale of whales, tiny boats, sea captains and beards. Intimate gig-theatre that will resonate with all ages.

 

Ticket Prices:

£6.00 – Children
£10.00 – Adults

 

You can pre-book your tickets on our website, or you can visit the Beggar’s anytime between 10am – 5pm. You can also call us at 01229 775677

Did someone say comedy?

Posted on: January 30, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Oh yes that’s right! We have a night of live comedy from Mr Alun Cochrane this Saturday 3rd February at 8pm!

Join Alun Cochrane live at The Beggar’s Theatre 2018 with his new show Alunish Cochranish!

Alun Cochrane is a Grumpy-joyful, silly-serious stand-up comedian.

Jokes, ideas and (possibly) movement will all be deployed for your amusement during this show.

Alun Cochrane is a no-nonsense comedian who specialises in funny nonsense. Much of his comedy begins simply as something he’s seen, heard or felt in his own life, or in the street, or the kitchen, or anywhere and from that it blossoms into a highly amusing anecdote or a strange flight of fancy.

Recommended age 16+

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.

 

Live Music this Saturday here at Beggar’s Towers!

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

Will you be joining us this Saturday 27th January at 8pm to see Roy Orbison and The Traveling Wilburys?

This fantastic show celebrates the music of 80’s super group Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Tribute who featured five individual icons   Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty & Bob Dylan. who created an album that completely rocked the music industry and sold over five million copies worldwide.

With an easy relaxed style, excellent vocals and musicality and a great respect for each others talent, these guys will give you an amazing night of entertainment that will be like nothing you’ve seen before.

If you haven’t got your tickets yet we would suggest that you hurry and get them while you can!

You can book your tickets online by clicking here, In house house from our Box Office open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm or you can give us a call on 01229 775677.

Hope to see you guys there!

Love Team Beggar’s xxx

 

 

**POSTPONED**

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

Tonight’s show, John Godber’s ‘Last Laugh’, has been postponed until further notice.

due to lack of bookings we are postponing the film, “Last Laugh” tomorrow night until later in the year. This film will be going Nationwide soon and we will advertise it again then, with more marketing and let you know the date very soon. Sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused.

Millom and Haverigg Flood Forum

Posted on: January 15, 2018 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Presentation of Draft Millom and Haverigg Flood Investigation Report.

Thursday 18th January 2018 6.30pm – 8.30pm here at The Beggar’s Theatre, Millom.

The Flood Investigation Report will bring together information on the factors contributing to September’s flooding, including data collected from local residents at the Flood Forum held in October. There will be a chance to ask questions following the presentation of the report and there will be an opportunity for further feedback and engagement before the final report is published.

Please note this report will not contain detailed proposals to prevent future flooding; these will be developed during later work.

There will be representation from organisations including Cumbria County Council and United Utilities.

For more information please contact:

Copeland Community Development Team on 01946 505020.

 

 

Your Neighbourhood Cinema

Posted on: January 3, 2018 in the category CinemaFrom your Director! by Jakki Moore

Your Neighbourhood Cinema is back… 

On the large Screen we have the new film from the talented John Godber

“Last Laugh”

Take a peek by clicking here: “Last Laugh”

Hope you will join us.

 

We’re back and raring to go!

Posted on: in the category latestUncategorized by Cassie Day

Happy New Year you lovely people!

Are you all excited to see what we have coming up here at The Beggar’s Theatre this season?

Here is what January is looking like so far…

"Holding Back The Sea"

“Holding Back The Sea” – Saturday 13th January 1pm 

 

Speaker: Chris Hudson IEng MICE MCIHT (ICE NW historic Eng. Group) 2018 is the institution of Civil Engineers Bi- Centennial anniversary (1818 -2018). To celebrate this members of the institution are reaching out to public groups to celebrate Civil Engineers contributions to society. This talk will present to the audience a history of Hodbarrow Mine’s unique sea defences and the important contributions that Civil Engineers made to the Cumbrian mining industry, of which no fewer than four ICE. Past-President’s played a part.

Click here to buy tickets or for more information on this show.

John Godbers "Last Laugh" Feature Film

John Godbers “Last Laugh” Feature Film – Friday 19th January 7.30pm

This superb comedy written by John Godber and directed by award-winning director Daniel Coll will take you on an emotional rollercoaster. The story follows a college

 

lecturer, Martin Dawson, played by Nick Figgis and his hope to escape from obscurity by having a screenplay made into a film.

Click here to buy tickets or for more information on this show.

 

 

Roy Orbison and The Travelling Wilburys – Saturday 27th January 8.00pm

This fantastic show celebrates the music of 80’s super group Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Tribute who featured five individual icons   Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty & Bob Dylan. who created an album that completely rocked the music industry and sold over five million copies worldwide.

Click here to buy tickets or for more information on this show.

 

Check out all of our other upcoming shows here:

We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Love Team Beggar’s xx

Festive Fun For All!

Posted on: November 20, 2017 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Fancy some fun activities in the month of December? Look no further…

First up we have a Family night on Friday 1st December… What better way to get that festive feeling than spending a lovely evening as a family playing a variety of games and having a good time? There’s games, music and plenty of snacks so be sure to come along!

Up next we have the most Christmassy show of all… Santa’s Christmas Wish!

Christmas is a season of joy, love and sharing,  a time when Santa delivers presents all over the world… but what would Santa himself like for Christmas? Dasher the Reindeer has an idea… Pompom the Penguin thinks he knows…Or maybe Snowy the Snowman has the answer? Mrs Claus needs all their help – and yours – to find out!

Join a fun, festive, musical adventure to give Santa the very best Christmasthen meet him at his home in the North Pole! Tickets available HERE

 

Now for the Adults… Whether it be comedy or music you’re into we have two amazing shows: Manford’s Comedy Club and The Fourmost which are perfect for any night out and might even be another present crossed off the list if you’re buying for a friend! Tickets for Manford’s Comedy Club can be found HERE Tickets for The Fourmost can be found HERE