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 Events

Wednesday28Feb

The Royal Ballet
The Winter's Tale (ballet)

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.

Event Type
Satellite Screening

Tickets
Adult: £13.00  Child: £8.00 

Time
19:15

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

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Thursday8Mar

NT Live
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? ★★★★ "A bold reimagining…innovative and powerfully acted" Sunday Times★★★★ "A brilliant, lacerating account of the play… unforgettable" The Independent ★★★★ "Miller and O’Connell get to a raw and naked truth" The Metro This is a recording of the Young Vic’s production captured during its successful run in the West End. The performance has been ‘Captured live in front of an audience’ rather than being a live broadcast.

Event Type
Satellite Screening

Age range
15+

Tickets
Adult: £11.00  Child: £5.00 

Time
19:00

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

Extra Event Information
A recording of a performance captured live in front of an audience

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Sunday11Mar

Royal Opera House
Carmen ROH

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.

Event Type
Satellite Screening

Tickets
Adult: £13.00  Child: £8.00 

Time
14:00

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

Extra Event Information
N.B. This is a 'delayed live' screening.

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Victoria and Abdul12

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £3.00  Child: £3.00 

Time
2.00pm

Running Time
112

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

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Thursday15Mar

Loving Vincent12a

Loving Vincent is a biographical drama film about the life of painter Vincent van Gogh. It is the world's first fully oil painted animated film and brings his artwork to life in an exploration of the death of one of history's most celebrated artists. A true labour of love, written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, each of the film's 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, using the same technique as Van Gogh, created by a team of 115 painters.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
93

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

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Thursday22Mar

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)12a

A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man's race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
114

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

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Thursday29Mar

Paddington 2PG

Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
6.00pm

Running Time
103

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

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The Way12a

Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to France to collect the remains of his adult son, killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking The Camino de Santiago, also known as 'The Way of Saint James'. Driven by his profound sadness and desire to understand his lost son, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage, leaving his California life behind. Armed only with his son's backpack and guidebook, he begins the 800km historical pilgrimage but soon discovers that he won't be alone on this journey - he meets other pilgrims from around the world, all broken and looking for greater meaning in their lives.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.45pm

Running Time
128

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

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Thursday7Jun

NT Live
Macbeth

By William Shakespeare Directed by Rufus Norris The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Event Type
Satellite Screening

Age range
Cert 12A

Tickets

Time
00:00

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

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number