SpArC Theatre

Bishops Castle, SY9 5AY

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Toilet access Yes Toilet access
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 No Induction loop
Guide dogs Yes Guide dogs

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Upcoming Live Shows


Saturday17Oct

West Yorkshire Playhouse (Leeds Theatre Trust Ltd)
Beryl - A Romance on Two Wheels

A celebration of the life of Beryl Burton, five times world pursuit champion, twice road-racing world champion and twelve times national champion. With just four talented performers & their bikes, Beryl evokes a sporting world before drugs, a family pulling together against the odds, the camaraderie of the amateur cycling community and, at the centre, one truly remarkable woman.

Age range
Adults and older children

Tickets Adult: £10.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
19:30

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

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Friday27Nov

Sounduk
Iain and Stian

Internationally acclaimed jazz artists Iain Ballamy & Stian Carstensen (aka Little Radio) have been digging around in Bishops Castle’s community, delving into the musical memories of young and old to retrieve well-loved songs which they have customised and now return to share. Like a live, special jukebox, these reworked, locally prized songs sit within a rich programme, ranging from classic jazz standards to tangos, Chopin to children’s songs, plus original music, and all performed with Little Radio’s unique flair and wit. “With their sheer virtuosity and sense of joy you feel like a kid about to step onto a twinkling, old-fashioned merry-go-round.” BBC. Produced by Sounduk. Supported by Arts Council England and PRS for Music Foundation.

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


Thursday6Aug

ENO Screen
Carmen - Encore

A passionate tale of lust, seduction and betrayal, no other opera boasts as popular a following as Bizet’s Carmen. Set during the dying days of Franco’s Spain, Calixto Bieito’s acclaimed production of this must-see opera has been enjoyed by audiences across Europe. Bizet’s dazzling score evokes all the sounds and sizzling atmosphere of Spain through some of the opera’s most famous melodies, from Carmen’s seductive ‘Habanera’ to the Toreadors’ stirring parade. Sensational mezzo-soprano Justina Gringyte leads the cast, alongside the internationally acclaimed tenor Eric Cutler as José, ENO Harewood Artist Eleanor Dennis as Micaëla and Leigh Melrose as the toreador Escamillo. Returning to the Coliseum to conduct this stunning production is Sir Richard Armstrong.

Tickets Adult: £12.00  Child: £8.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Wednesday26Aug

Royal Shakespeare Company
Othello

After more than a decade of working in film and television on projects from Star Wars to Holby City, Hugh Quarshie returns to the RSC to play Othello, Hugh will play opposite Lucian Msmati (Game of Thrones) in the role of Iago. Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice and jealousy to destroy him.

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Thursday3Sep

NT Live
The Beaux' Stratagem

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash. The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money. Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest. But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Thursday24Sep

NT Live
Coriolanus - ENCORE

National Theatre Live’s 2013 broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus returns to cinemas by popular demand. Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus features an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC’s The Hollow Crown) in the title role, directed by the Donmar’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke. The full company includes Jacqueline Boatswain, Peter De Jersey, Alfred Enoch, Deborah Findlay, Hadley Fraser, Mark Gatiss, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Elliot Levey, Rochenda Sandall, Helen Schlesinger, Mark Stanley and Dwane Walcott. When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Thursday15Oct

NT Live
Hamlet

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Upcoming Films


Thursday1Oct

Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) (12a)

The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

Tickets
Adult: £4.50  Child: £3.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
119

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

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Thursday5Nov

Mr Holmes (PG)

In 1947, the world famous sleuth has retired to a remote Sussex farmhouse, living in relative anonymity with only his housekeeper Mrs Munro and her young son Roger for company. Cantankerous, demanding and frustrated with the mis-representation of him in Watson’s best-selling novels, he diverts his attention to an unsolved case. As the mystery deepens, Sherlock tries desperately to recall the events of 30 years ago that ultimately led to his retirement.

Tickets
Adult: £4.50  Child: £3.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
104

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

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