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


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


Thursday16Oct

The Royal Ballet
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

The 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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Wednesday26Nov

The Royal Opera House live
L'Elisir D’Amore

Laurent Pelly’s hilarious staging of Donizetti’s most popular comic opera returns to Covent Garden with a star-studded cast. Lucy Crowe takes the dazzling soprano lead as Adina, the most sophisticated woman in the village, loved from afar by Vittorio Grigolo’s handsome but shy Nemorino. Nemorino meets a worrying rival in Levente Molnár’s braggart Sergeant Belcore, until the love potion sold to him by Bryn Terfel’s larger-than-life travelling quack, Dr Dulcamara, gives him a powerful dose of courage – with both comic and touching results. Donizetti’s romantic melodrama radiates tenderness, humour and southern sunshine.

Tickets Adult: £12.00  Child: £8.00 

Time
19:15

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

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Tuesday16Dec

The Royal Opera House live
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland RB

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
01588 630321/ 638038 www.sparctheatre.co.uk

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Wednesday11Feb

2015

Royal Shakespeare Company
Love's Labour's Lost

Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve. Shakespeare's sparkling comedy delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow, and mischievously suggesting that the study of the opposite sex is in fact the highest of all academic endeavours. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be utterly transformed by the war to end all wars

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Wednesday4Mar

2015

Royal Shakespeare Company
Love's Labour's Won (Much Ado About Nothing)

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship. Shakespeare's comic romance plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened – before peace ultimately wins out. Christopher Luscombe directs the second of Shakespeare's matching pair of comedies that rejoice in our capacity to find love in the most unlikely places. Better known as Much Ado About Nothing, the play is performed under the title Love's Labour's Won, a name possibly attributed to it during Shakespeare's lifetime.

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Upcoming Films


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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Thursday13Nov

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (15)

The cheerful, charming, story of sprightly Allan who disappears from the old people’s home on his 100th birthday and soon has the police and a gang of Nazis on his tail. Through Allan’s picaresque journey we learn the story of his life and his impact on world events. The great pleasure he gets from blowing things up leads via mental hospital, the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project, and the Gulag, to ridiculous encounters with Franco, Stalin, Reagan, and finally to a career as a double agent. A wonderfully entertaining shaggy dog story that neatly balances dark humour and playful storytelling.

Tickets
Adult: £4.50  Child: £3.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
114

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

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