SpArC Theatre

Bishops Castle, SY9 5AY

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Toilet space limited No Toilet space limited
Wheelchair access level Yes Wheelchair access level
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
Designated parking Yes Designated parking
Reservable parking No Reservable parking
Internal lift No Internal lift
Induction loop Yes Induction loop
Guide dogs Yes Guide dogs

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Upcoming Live Shows


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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Wednesday22Oct

Silly Boys Theatre
The Elves and The Shoemaker

Three children wander through a dark forest. They are cold, hungry and lost. Stopping for a rest, they decide to share some of the weird and wonderful stories they have heard along the way... Find out what happened to the jolly old shoemaker, discover the dreadful fate of the Gingerbread Man and laugh in astonishment at The Emperor’s New Clothes! A magical new show, expect a hilarious, wacky and heartwarming take on some of the world’s favourite fairytales. Reimagined using puppetry, live music and a giant dose of silliness! The perfect treat for all the family. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Age range
children aged 4+ & families

Tickets Adult: £6.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
11:00

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

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Wednesday22Oct

Silly Boys Theatre
The Elves and The Shoemaker

Three children wander through a dark forest. They are cold, hungry and lost. Stopping for a rest, they decide to share some of the weird and wonderful stories they have heard along the way... Find out what happened to the jolly old shoemaker, discover the dreadful fate of the Gingerbread Man and laugh in astonishment at The Emperor’s New Clothes! A magical new show, expect a hilarious, wacky and heartwarming take on some of the world’s favourite fairytales. Reimagined using puppetry, live music and a giant dose of silliness! The perfect treat for all the family. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Age range
children aged 4+ & families

Tickets Adult: £6.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
13:30

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

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Friday21Nov

Bon Debarras & Productions de l'Onde
Bon Debarras in Concert

Bon Débarras’ folk music is deeply rooted in the memory of French-speaking America. On their guitars, banjo, mandolin, accordion, washboard and harmonicas, and integrating foot percussion, jig and body percussion, the trio creates magical musical atmospheres. Still reaching deep into their roots, Bon Débarras draws its inspiration from an Americanness flavoured with Cajun, rock, blues, rap and country music undertones.Oh, and did we mention that they also rap and do awesome body percussion?

Age range
7+

Tickets Adult: £10.00  Child: £6.00 

Time
19:30

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

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Thursday8Jan

2015

Farnham Maltings
It's a Wonderful Life

Welcome to Bedford Falls. Welcome to small town America. Welcome to Farnham Maltings Winter show. Frank Capra’s classic 1946 movie needs no introduction. George Bailey, a desperate middle aged clerk discovers the difference he has made to his family, his friends and his home town. (with a little help from Clarence, the apprentice angel.) Following the success of Miracle on 34th Street Farnham Maltings is bringing the struggles and joys of 1940s small town America to the villages and towns of England. Using their own, inimitable style the company has created two hours of theatre that promise to warm the coldest of places through the long winter nights

Age range
Aged 8+

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


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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Tuesday16Sep

NT Live
A Streetcar Named Desire

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella. As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters. Cert 12a

Age range
12a

Tickets Adult: £11.00  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: £12.00  Child: £8.00 

Time
19:15

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: £12.00  Child: £8.00 

Time
19:15

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

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Tuesday16Dec

Royal Opera House live
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland RB

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: £12.00  Child: £8.00 

Time
19:15

Enquiries
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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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