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 No Induction loop
Guide dogs Yes Guide dogs

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Upcoming Live Shows

Friday17Mar

Vamos Theatre Company
The Best Thing

A swinging sixties story of unconditional love from the UK’s leading full mask theatre company. It’s 1966; the record player’s on, her hair’s bobbed and eye-lashes curled: for seventeen year old Susan, life is an adventure waiting to begin. But what happens next turns everything upside down, and its repercussions will last for decades to come. Step into the wordless world of Vamos Theatre for this bitter-sweet story of mistaken morals and broken hearts, 45s and beehives, where sexual revolution proves a hard and rocky path to tread. Funny, heart-breaking and human, The Best Thing is the latest touring production from one of the country’s must-see theatre companies."This touching piece by mask theatre company Vamos takes the long view in its investigation of the unhappy plight of unmarried teenage mothers in the 1960s...We may have heard this story before, but Vamos make it seem fresh and necessary all over again." Lyn Gardner: The Guardian

Age range
12+

Tickets Adult: £10.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
19:30

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

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Friday24Mar

Worklight Theatre
Labels

This intimate new solo show uses writer & performer Joe Sellman-Leava’s experiences of mixed heritage and racism to unpick the curiosities and fears around immigration, as well as the ongoing refugee crisis. Amid a cacophony of statistics and sound bites Labels offers an honest, human story about multicultural Britain. Labels enjoyed a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe having won a Fringe First award, the Holden Street Theatres Award and a nomination for Amnesty International’s Freedom of Expression Award. A show to make you laugh and think. Winner: Scotsman Fringe First Award 2015 Winner: Holden Street Theatre Award 2015 Shortlisted: Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2015 Edinburgh 2016 - standing ovations and sell-out shows back-to-back.

Age range
14+

Tickets Adult: £10.00  Child: £5.00 

Time
19:30

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

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Friday19May

Everything Fitz

Meet the Fitzgeralds~ a family group consisting of fiddling and step dancing sensations – Tom, Kerry & Julie Fitzgerald. These siblings, from Canada’s renowned Ottawa Valley, have come a long way from their small town roots. Featuring 3-time Canadian Grandmaster Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions, this unique act features high-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing. It is the rare combination of exceptional musicianship, incomparable step dancing, audience interaction, evident love of performing, and genuine sibling connection that resonates with audiences of all ages and sets this group apart

Age range
all ages

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £7.00  Family: £30.00

Time
19:30

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

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Upcoming Satellite Screenings

Thursday9Mar

NT Live
Hedda Gabler

“I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free… Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

Age range
Cert 12A

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Thursday6Apr

NTLive
Twelfth Night

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman, The Beaux' Stratagem) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig as a transformed Malvolia.

Age range
Cert 12A

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £5.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Thursday20Apr

NT Live
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

Age range
Cert 12A

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £5.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Wednesday26Apr

Royal Shakespeare Company
Julius Caesar

Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control. Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power. The Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Following his sell-out productions of Tom Morton-Smith’s Oppenheimer (2014) and James Fenton’s adaptation of Don Quixote (2016), Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action.

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £5.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Wednesday24May

Royal Shakespeare Company
Antony & Cleopatra

Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends. Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end. Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012).

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £5.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Thursday20Jul

NT Live
Angels in America - Part 1 - Millenium Approaches

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part Two: Perestroika, will also be broadcast live on 27 July 2017.

Age range
15

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £5.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Thursday27Jul

NT Live
Angels in America - Part 2 - Perestroika

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year. Part One: Millennium Approaches will be broadcast live on 20 July 2017.

Age range
Cert 15

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £5.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Wednesday9Aug

Royal Shakespeare Company
Titus Andronicus RSC

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society. Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £5.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Upcoming Films

Thursday2Mar

I, Daniel Blake (15)

A 59 year old carpenter recovering from a heart attack, befriends a single mum and her two kids as they navigate their way through the kafkaesque impersonal benefits system. With equal amounts of humour, warmth and despair. Heartfelt and emotional until the end.

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
100

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

Extra Event Information
Click here for tickets

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Monday20Mar

Annie (U)

In the depths of the 1930's, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl. He decides to help Annie find her long lost parents by offering a reward if they would come to him and prove their identity. However, Miss Hannigan, her evil brother, Rooster, and a female accomplice, plan to impersonate those people to get the reward for themselves which put Annie in great danger.

Tickets
Adult: £3.00  Child: £3.00 

Time
2.00pm

Running Time
125

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

Extra Event Information
For Accessible screening-Accompanying carers free, Cabaret seating- Hearing loop, Low Level lighting, Tea/coffee & Biscuits £1

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Monday27Mar

Persepolis (15)

The story follows a young girl as she comes of age against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution. The story ends with Marjane as a 21-year-old expatriate. The title is a reference to the historic city of Persepolis. The film won the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
96

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

Extra Event Information
Click here for tickets

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Thursday30Mar

Grow Your Own (PG)

Grow Your Own is a gentle sweet-smelling comedy that is blessed with plenty of British charm. Set in the North of England, a bunch of grumpy old men spend their days nurturing their beloved allotments, while passing comment on their neighbours' vegetables. They're less than happy when a family of asylum seekers move in on their precious patch.

Tickets

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
96

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

Extra Event Information
Also there will be a Plant Sale and indian food from the Chai Shop.

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Friday7Apr

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12a)

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success.

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
133

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

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Monday15May

Mamma Mia! (PG)

An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna (Meryl Streep) is about to let go of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), the spirited daughter she's raised alone. For Sophie's wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends - practical and no-nonsense Rosie (Julie Walters) and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya (Christine Baranski) - from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own...

Tickets
Adult: £3.00  Child: £3.00 

Time
2.00pm

Running Time
108

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

Extra Event Information
Accessible Screening- Free Bus from Bishops Castle, hearing loop, Tables and Chairs, No stairs, Interval, low level lighting , Tea and Biscuits £1

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Friday26May

La La Land (TBC) (12a)

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
128

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

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number