SpArC Theatre

Bishops Castle, SY9 5AY

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Standard WC Yes Standard WC
Rear wheelchair access No Rear wheelchair access
Ramped wheelchair access No Ramped wheelchair access
Ramped down wheelchair access No Ramped down wheelchair access
Level entrance No Level entrance
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Internal lift No Internal lift
Induction loop Yes Induction loop
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Upcoming Live Shows


Monday28Jul

Birmingham Royal Ballet
Birmingham Royal Ballet Workshops

As part of the Lively Libraries Project, Birmingham Royal Ballet will be stepping out in south Shropshire this summer holiday, July 28th – August 1st, offering children aged 5-11 the chance to dance into a mystical world of enchanted castles and beasts. This is a rare opportunity for children to work with a professional choreographer and International ballet company in a series of lively dance workshops based around Beauty and the Beast, before coming together at the end of the week to share a performance for family and friends. No dancing experience is necessary, just enthusiasm! Fees will be just £10 per child.

Age range
Age 5-11

Tickets Child: £10.00 

Time
00:00

Extra Event Information
A Lively Libraries! Event

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Friday19Sep

Heads South Latin Jazz Quintet
Heads South

Heads South combines Afro-Cuban and other Latin influenced rhythms with tuneful melodies in an enthralling repertoire of original compositions and arrangements of classic tunes. The music encompasses memorable new original tunes such as El Cardenal and La Plaza, great new arrangements of loved standards such as Mack the Knife and Guantanamera, and timeless classics such as Besame Mucho and Milonga del Angel. Think Buena Vista Social Club (in a smaller package), add the excitement of Jazz, and imbibe the warmth of a Latin evening... The Band features top UK jazz trumpeter Steve Waterman and Cuban percussionist Chino Martell Morgan with John Harriman on piano and organ, Venezuelan bassist Adolfredo Pulido, and versatile drummer/percussionist Buster Birch. “Cool, cultured and exhilarating” The Musician.

Age range
all Ages

Tickets Adult: £10.00  Child: £6.00 

Time
19:30

Enquiries
01588 630321/ 638038 www.sparctheatre.co.uk

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Upcoming Satellite Screenings


Thursday31Jul

NT Live
Skylight

Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly-anticipated production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience), broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre Live On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

Age range
Cert: 15

Tickets Adult: £10.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
19:00

Enquiries
01588 630321/ 638038 www.sparctheatre.co.uk

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Wednesday3Sep

Royal Shakespeare Company
The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Valentine and Proteus are best friends, until they fall in love with the same girl. Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke’s daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart, Julia, at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia. With friendship forgotten, the rivals’ affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation. Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare’s exuberant romantic comedy. Simon is Associate Director of the Royal Court. His production of Strange Interlude recently played to critical acclaim at the National Theatre. This is the first time in 45 years The Two Gentlemen of Verona has been performed in full production on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
19:00

Enquiries
01588 630321/ 638038 www.sparctheatre.co.uk

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Thursday4Sep

NT Live
Medea

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell. Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace. It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear. With music by Goldfrapp.

Tickets Adult: £10.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
19:00

Enquiries
01588 630321/ 638038 www.sparctheatre.co.uk

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Thursday16Oct

The Royal Ballet live
Manon

Manon Lescaut is a beautful young woman who falls prey to the moral corruption of 18th-century Paris. Kenneth MacMillan brings Manon's story vividly to life with his ballet, which evokes the brutality and decadence described in Abbé Prévst's infamous novel, as well as the feckless character of Manon herself - torn between love for the poet Des Grieux and her desire for money and attention. The cast of complex characters includes the callous Monsieur GM, the swaggering Jailer, Manon's roguish brother Lescaut and his coquettish Mistress, but at the ballet's heart are the duets MacMillan created for Manon and Des Grieux, which are among the most emotionally intense and erotically charged ever choreographed.

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
19:00

Enquiries
01588 630321/ 638038 www.sparctheatre.co.uk

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Monday27Oct

Royal Opera House live
I Due Foscari

Plácido Domingo returns to give his first London performances of another major Verdi baritone role. I due Foscari is based on a play by Byron set in 15th-century Venice. The two Foscari of the title are the city’s Doge, Francesco Foscari (sung by Domingo) and his son, Jacopo (Francesco Meli), who has been brought back from exile to face charges of treason. Jacopo is innocent, but neither the pleas of Jacopo’s wife Lucrezia (Maria Agresta) nor those of his powerful father are enough to save Jacopo from condemnation by the hostile Council of Twelve. This taut, sombre drama provides the basis for one of Verdi’s most arresting early scores, not heard at the Royal Opera House since 1995 and newly presented in an acclaimed staging by the American director Thaddeus Strassberger, which had a much praised premiere in Los Angeles in 2012 and has gone on to further success in Valencia and Los Angeles.

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
19:00

Enquiries
01588 630321/ 638038 www.sparctheatre.co.uk

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Tuesday16Dec

Royal Opera House live
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND composer Joby Talbot A brilliantly imagined show and, with a magical score, ingeniously inventive designs and a wealth of theatrical effects, has something for everyone to treasure. Orchestra of the Royal Opera House: Conductor David Briskin

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
07:00

Enquiries
01588 630321/ 638038 www.sparctheatre.co.uk

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Upcoming Films


Thursday11Sep

Tracks (12a)

The spectacular, inhospitable Australian outback is the real star of this epic adventure which re-enacts Robyn Davidson’s 1500 mile solo trek from Ayers Rock to the Indian Ocean. With only her camels and faithful dog for company, cash-strapped Robyn begrudgingly agrees to have the journey documented and so becomes a global phenomenon thanks to National Geographic. A story of extraordinary determination and endlessly changing desert landscapes, like Lawrence of Arabia this is the sort of film that simply has to be seen on a big screen. “Captures the ravishing emptiness of the landscape and the elemental perils facing a strong young woman.” TIME magazine

Tickets
Adult: £4.50  Child: £3.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
112

Enquiries
01588 630321/ 638038 www.sparctheatre.co.uk

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Thursday25Sep

Calvary (15)

From the director of The Guard comes another darkly comic thriller in the same vein of wicked black humour. Again featuring the wonderful Brendan Gleeson in a career best, heart-and-soul performance, this time as Father James a good priest who has been told he has a week to live. As the death threat was delivered at confession, he doesn’t know who it was, and can’t go to the police. So he opts to try to understand his small minded, frankly bonkers parishioners in the hope of dissuading the killer. There is some brilliant comedy from a lineup of village oddballs but which one is intent on murder?

Tickets
Adult: £4.50  Child: £3.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
100

Enquiries
01588 630321/ 638038 www.sparctheatre.co.uk

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