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
Level entrance No Level entrance
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Internal lift No Internal lift
Induction loop No Induction loop
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Upcoming Satellite Screenings

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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Cert 15

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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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Thursday31Aug

NT Live
Yerma

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval. ★★★★★ "Brutal yet ferociously funny", Metro ★★★★★ "Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca", The Observer ★★★★★ "A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic", The Independent

Age range
Cert 15

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £5.00 

Time
19:00

Enquiries
01746 718072

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Wednesday20Sep

Royal Opera House
The Magic Flute

Mozart’s glorious opera The Magic Flute s brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane. Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems... David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart’s kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night’s coloratura fireworks to Tamino and Pamina’s lyrical love duets and Papageno’s hearty, folksong-like arias.As well as being a comedy, The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart’s profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera.

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £5.00 

Time
19:15

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

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Sunday8Oct

Royal Opera House
La Bohéme encore

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La Bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular setting. Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La Bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since.

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £5.00 

Time
14:00

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

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Wednesday11Oct

Royal Shakespeare Company
Coriolanus RSC

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie. Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role.

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £5.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Sunday29Oct

The Royal Ballet Live
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (ballet) encore

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser... As Alice journeys through Wonderland, she encounters countless strange creatures. She’s swept off her feet by the charming Knave of Hearts, who’s on the run for stealing the tarts. Confusion piles upon confusion. Then Alice wakes with a start. Was it all a daydream? Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real.Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognizable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty's famous Rose Adage – to a playing-card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £5.00 

Time
14:00

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

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Thursday16Nov

NT Live
Follies

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

Age range
12A

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £5.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Sunday10Dec

The Royal Ballet Live
The Nutcracker - ENCORE

Loosely based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it opens with the Christmas festivities of little Clara and her family and progresses through a sequence of dreams and enchantments that take Clara on her magical journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets. Peter Wright’s enchanting production with its wondrously growing Christmas tree and a rousing battle between the villainous Mouse King and an army of toy soldiers, mines the colour of Tchaikovsky’s score, retaining exquisite surviving fragments of the original Ivanov choreography, including the beautiful pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £5.00 

Time
14:00

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

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Wednesday14Feb

2018

Royal Shakespeare Company
Twelfth Night RSC

'I am all the daughters of my father's house, And all the brothers too.' Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister... Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time".

Tickets Adult: £11.00  Child: £5.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Upcoming Films

Thursday10Aug

The Boss Baby (U)

A new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator -- a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) arrives at Tim's home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. The instant sibling rivalry must soon be put aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret mission, and only he can help thwart a dastardly plot that involves an epic battle between puppies and babies.

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
6.00pm

Running Time
97

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

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Tuesday5Sep

Swallows and Amazons (2016) (PG)

Two different groups of children encounter one another on a small piece of land in a lake which they both live by. Both groups try to claim the land as theirs and do so role playing as two sets of enemy pirates. Whilst this happens they encounter another boat and a stranger, they must now work together to work out who he is and why he is there, but have they got themselves involved in something much bigger?

Tickets
Adult: £3.00  Child: £3.00 

Time
2.00pm

Running Time
97

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

Extra Event Information
Afternoon film - Accessible Screening- accompanying carers free- tea coffee biscuits £1, low level lighting - no stairs (Cabaret seating), hearing loop. Dial-a-ride Bus service on request

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Tuesday10Oct

A Dog's Purpose (PG)

Based on the beloved international bestselling book, A Dog’s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The Hundred-Foot Journey), shares the heart-warming and uplifting story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad - Frozen) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

Tickets
Adult: £3.00  Child: £3.00 

Time
2.00pm

Running Time
98

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

Extra Event Information
Afternoon film - Accessible Screening- accompanying carers free - tea coffee biscuits £1, low level lighting - no stairs (Cabaret seating), hearing loop. Dial-a-ride Bus service on request.

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Thursday19Oct

Moonlight (15)

A young man deals with his dysfunctional home life and comes of age in Miami during the "War on Drugs" era. The story of his struggle to find himself is told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love while grappling with his own sexuality. A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery.

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
110

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

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Thursday26Oct

Despicable Me 3 (TBC) (U)

After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother-a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin's despicable footsteps-one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad.

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
6.00pm

Running Time
90

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

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Tuesday7Nov

The Princess Bride (PG)

The Princess Bride is stuffed full of every thrilling element of a classic romantic adventure - princes, villains and evil geniuses, giants and giant creatures, sword fights, revenge, kidnapping, and a rescue on white horses - and it coats them all in delicious humor.

Tickets
Adult: £3.00  Child: £3.00 

Time
2.00pm

Running Time
98

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

Extra Event Information
Afternoon film - Accessible Screening- accompanying carers free- tea coffee biscuits £1, low level lighting - no stairs (Cabaret seating), hearing loop. Dial-a-ride Bus service on request

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Thursday9Nov

Their Finest (12a)

1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin, an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered alongside fellow screenwriter, Buckley, the pair set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the American population.

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
117

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

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Thursday30Nov

Wonder Woman (2017) (TBC) (12a)

Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Tickets
Adult: £5.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
141

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

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Tuesday5Dec

A Christmas Carol (U)

In this atmospheric adaptation (filmed in Shrewsbury in 1984) of Charles Dickens' classic, "A Christmas Carol," Ebenezer Scrooge (George C Scott) learns the true meaning of Christmas when the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future visit him.

Tickets
Adult: £3.00  Child: £3.00 

Time
2.00pm

Running Time
100

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

Extra Event Information
Afternoon film - Accessible Screening - accompanying carers free- tea coffee biscuits £1, low level lighting - no stairs (Cabaret seating), hearing loop. Dial-a-ride Bus service on request. Shrewsbury was transformed into Victorian London for the 1984 filming of Charles Dickens's classic tale, A Christmas Carol

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