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
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Internal lift No Internal lift
Induction loop No Induction loop
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Upcoming Events

Thursday21Dec

ElfPG

Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter's relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
6.00pm

Running Time
97

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

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Thursday11Jan

2018

Howard's EndPG

Encounter of three social classes of England at the beginning of the 20th century : the Victorian capitalists (the Wilcoxes) considering themselves as aristocrats, whose only god is money ; the enlightened bourgeois (the Schlegels), humanistic and philanthropic ; and the workers (the Basts), fighting to survive. The Schlegel sisters' humanism will be torn apart as they try both to softly knock down the Wilcox's prejudices and to help the Basts.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
140

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

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Tuesday16Jan

2018

Dad's ArmyPG

The film is set during 1944, when World War II was about to reach its end. In Walmington-on-Sea, Captain Mainwaring's Home Guard suffers from low morale. This is until a glamorous journalist arrives, to report on the platoon's exploits. Meanwhile, MI5 have discovered a radio signal transmitted from Walmington-on-Sea towards Berlin, apparently the work of a spy, giving the Home Guard a chance to make a real difference in the war. "A very enjoyable film, lots of references back to the TV series, fast moving and good fun!" Flicks promoter.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £3.00  Child: £3.00 

Time
2.00pm

Running Time
100

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

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Sunday21Jan

2018

Royal Opera House
Rigoletto

The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect...David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna è mobile’, in which the Duke boasts of his disregard for women; Gilda’s exquisite, plangent duets with Rigoletto and the Duke; and the gorgeous Act III quartet that beautifully weaves the voices together as the story quickens to its shattering conclusion.Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas.

Event Type
Satellite Screening

Tickets
Adult: £13.00  Child: £8.00 

Time
14:00

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

Extra Event Information
N.B. This is a 'delayed live' screening.

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Wednesday7Feb

2018

Royal Opera House
Tosca

Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace.Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas – with its gripping plot and glorious music, it’s easy to see why.A candle-lit church, Scarpia’s gloomy study with its hidden torture chamber and the false optimism of a Roman dawn: this handsome production throws into relief the ruthlessly taut drama, as the tension is wound up towards a fateful conclusion. Puccini’s meticulously researched score is infused with the same authentic detail, from distant cannon fire during the Act I Te Deum to tolling church bells and the sounds of a firing squad.

Event Type
Satellite Screening

Tickets
Adult: £13.00  Child: £8.00 

Time
19:15

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

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Saturday10Feb

2018

Box Tale Soup
The Wind in the Willows

From the peaceful pleasures of the river to the fearful frights of the Wild Wood, join Mole and Ratty on their marvellous adventures, with gruff old Badger and magnificent Mr.Toad. A beautiful adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic by award winning Box Tale Soup, featuring handmade puppets and a charming original score. (Adapted by Box Tale Soup, commissioned by the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham) “Their beautifully crafted micro-shows are like collector’s items” The Stage Winner - ‘Best Show for Families’, Buxton Fringe (Alice)

Event Type
Live

Age range
5+

Tickets
Adult: £7.00  Child: £7.00  Family: £28.00

Time
14:00

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

Extra Event Information
age 5+. Family tickets are for 2 adults + up to 3 children

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Tuesday13Feb

2018

Singin' In The RainU

A joyous, ingenious musical, as effective as any anti-depressant, with Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor witnessing the passing of silent movies. It boasts an array of wonderful songs and dance routines: Kelly’s title song sequence is peerless.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £3.00  Child: £3.00 

Time
2.00pm

Running Time
98

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

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Wednesday14Feb

2018

Royal Shakespeare Company
Twelfth Night RSC

'I am all the daughters of my father's house, And all the brothers too.' Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister... Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time".

Event Type
Satellite Screening

Tickets
Adult: £11.00  Child: £5.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Wednesday28Feb

2018

The Royal Ballet
The Winter's Tale (ballet)

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.

Event Type
Satellite Screening

Tickets
Adult: £13.00  Child: £8.00 

Time
19:15

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

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Thursday8Mar

2018

NT Live
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? ★★★★ "A bold reimagining…innovative and powerfully acted" Sunday Times★★★★ "A brilliant, lacerating account of the play… unforgettable" The Independent ★★★★ "Miller and O’Connell get to a raw and naked truth" The Metro This is a recording of the Young Vic’s production captured during its successful run in the West End. The performance has been ‘Captured live in front of an audience’ rather than being a live broadcast.

Event Type
Satellite Screening

Age range
15+

Tickets
Adult: £11.00  Child: £5.00 

Time
19:00

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

Extra Event Information
N.B. This is a 'delayed live' screening.

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Sunday11Mar

2018

Royal Opera House
Carmen ROH

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.

Event Type
Satellite Screening

Tickets
Adult: £13.00  Child: £8.00 

Time
14:00

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

Extra Event Information
N.B. This is a 'delayed live' screening.

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Tuesday13Mar

2018

Victoria and AbdulPG

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £3.00  Child: £3.00 

Time
2.00pm

Running Time
112

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

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Thursday15Mar

2018

Loving Vincent12a

Loving Vincent is a biographical drama film about the life of painter Vincent van Gogh. It is the world's first fully oil painted animated film and brings his artwork to life in an exploration of the death of one of history's most celebrated artists. A true labour of love, written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, each of the film's 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, using the same technique as Van Gogh, created by a team of 115 painters.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
93

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

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Friday18May

2018

The Way12a

Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to France to collect the remains of his adult son, killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking The Camino de Santiago, also known as 'The Way of Saint James'. Driven by his profound sadness and desire to understand his lost son, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage, leaving his California life behind. Armed only with his son's backpack and guidebook, he begins the 800km historical pilgrimage but soon discovers that he won't be alone on this journey - he meets other pilgrims from around the world, all broken and looking for greater meaning in their lives.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.45pm

Running Time
128

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

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Thursday7Jun

2018

NT Live
Macbeth

By William Shakespeare Directed by Rufus Norris The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Event Type
Satellite Screening

Age range
Cert 12A

Tickets

Time
00:00

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

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number