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 Live Shows


Saturday17Oct

West Yorkshire Playhouse
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
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Upcoming Satellite Screenings


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
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Thursday10Sep

The Old Vic
The Crucible - Live from the Old Vic (Encore)

Richard Armitage stars in Arthur Miller’s classic American drama brought vividly to life in this visceral new production by internationally acclaimed director Yaël Farber. In a small tight-knit community, personal grievances collide with lust and superstition, fuelling widespread hysteria. Miller’s timeless parable attacks the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations.

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
19:00

Enquiries
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Tuesday15Sep

Opera Australia
Aida on Sydney Harbour

There could be no grander setting for such an opera than Sydney Harbour itself, awash with the light of the city and the Sydney Opera House silhouetted against the setting sun. But amid all of the spectacle, the famous ‘Triumphal March’, battle scenes and ancient temples, there’s an emotional heart. Long after the fireworks have faded from the sky and Amneris sings her quiet, concluding prayer, you’ll see the true mastery of this opera: it is at once an historic epic and an utterly relatable human tragedy. Egypt needs a hero to lead their army in battle against Ethiopia. The High Priest has chosen Radames who through victory in battle, hopes to win the hand of Aida, an enslaved Ethiopian Princess who is handmaiden to the Princess Amneris. But Amneris also desires Radames and is beginning to suspect that her hero might prefer her slave… As Radames returns to Egypt triumphant, Aida is forced to choose between her hero and her country. Don’t miss this stunning production from the world’s most beautiful harbour.

Tickets Adult: £12.00  Child: £8.00 

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
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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
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Wednesday21Oct

Royal Shakespeare Company
Henry V

Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. Laying claim to parts of France and following an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry gathers his troops and prepares for a war that he hopes will unite his country. RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran continues his exploration of Shakespeare's History Plays with Henry V performed in the 600th anniversary year of the Battle of Agincourt. Following his performance as Hal in Henry IV Parts I & II Alex Hassell returns as Henry V. Henry V will be broadcast Live from Stratford-upon-Avon on Wednesday 21 October, the same week as the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt.

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
19:00

Enquiries
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Thursday19Nov

NT Live
Of Mice and Men

Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship. Of Mice and Men is directed by Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circles award winner Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway’s August: Osage County) and features Leighton Meester (Country Strong, Gossip Girl) and Tony Award winner Jim Norton (The Seafarer). The production was nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Chris O'Dowd.

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
19:00

Enquiries
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Tuesday8Dec

NT Live
Jane Eyre - Encore

Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart. This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë’s masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic last year, when the story was performed over two evenings. Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance. 'A thrilling production. Fresh and wonderfully engaging'– Daily Telegraph - See more at: http://themarkettheatre.com/shows/jane-eyre/#sthash.U9ec6plH.dpuf

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
19:00

Enquiries
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Thursday25Feb

2016

NT Live
As You Like It

Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind. With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £7.00 

Time
19:00

Enquiries
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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
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Friday9Oct

Inside Out (PG)

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school

Tickets
Adult: £4.50  Child: £3.00 

Time
6.30pm

Running Time
94

Enquiries
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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
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