SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle

Bishops Castle, SY9 5AY

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Toilet access Yes Toilet access
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 Yes Level entrance
Designated parking Yes Designated parking
Reservable parking Yes Reservable parking
Internal lift No Internal lift
Induction loop No Induction loop
Guide dogs Yes Guide dogs

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Upcoming Events

Friday31Jan

Luca Silvestrini's Protein
The Little Prince

Welcome to the incredible story of The Little Prince, retold in this dance and theatre show by a pilot stranded in the desert. Find out how the Little Prince leaves behind his own tiny asteroid and beloved rose and journeys through the universe, coming face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups! Upon landing on planet Earth, the Little Prince is welcomed by a mysterious snake and a truly wise and friendly fox before encountering the lone pilot. Together they discover the power and beauty of friendship and the complexity of love. Based on the famous story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince is brought to life using Protein’s award-winning mix of dance, humour and spoken word. Protein’s invites us to look at the world through one’s heart and to reconnect with our inner child. “St-Exupéry’s enigmatic tale ...delivered with quirky charm.” The Observer

Event Type
Live

Age range
5+

Tickets
Adult: £7.50  Child: £7.50  Family: £30.00

Time
18:00

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

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Blinded by the Light12a

1987. When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of The Boss his world is turned upside down; already a creative soul his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of the working-class poet Bruce Springsteen, whose lyrics feel all too familiar to the aspirational teenager. Yearning to escape his rundown hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household, Javed finds himself caught in between two worlds and must discover if he too is Born to Run...

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £6.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
117

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

Running Time
117

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Downton AbbeyPG

DOWNTON ABBEY, becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £3.00  Child: £3.00 

Time
2.00pm

Running Time
122

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

Running Time
122

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Friday14Feb

A Shaun the Sheep Movie - FarmageddonU

With its high chuckle quotient and warm-hearted feel-good factor this is another dottily daft big-screen Aardman adventure that’s right on the money. When a friendly alien with amazing powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep goes on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home before a sinister organization can capture her. Their usual mix of irresistible jolliness, English eccentricity and largely wordless slapstick with echoes of Keaton and Chaplin is a feast for the eyes. With many a nod to your favourite sci-fi movie this is expertly crafted in true, Aardman style to cater for anyone who wants a good laugh whether young or old. “an utter delight -- proof that good storytelling and strong craft are what matters, however familiar the packaging.” Independent

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £6.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
6.00pm

Running Time
86

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

Running Time
86

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Thursday20Feb

Nick Cassenbaum
Bubble Schmeisis

Nick Cassenbaum invites you into the warmth of the Canning Town Schvitz, East London’s last authentic bath house. Amongst the steam, ritual and live Klezmer, Nick will take you on a journey to find the place he belongs. Schlaping through summer camps, barber shops and Spurs games… will he find what he was looking for? Bubble Schmeisis is full of intimate and personal true stories about identity, home and getting schmeised (washed) by old men. Followed by a second half of a fabulous live Klezmer music set.

Event Type
Live

Age range
14+

Tickets
Adult: £12.00  Child: £6.00 

Time
19:30

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

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Saturday22Feb

Rhubarb Theatre
Henry Moon and the Greasy Spoon

Flo’s café is no tea at the Ritz, in fact it’s a little bit shabby, but Flo is always ready with a welcoming smile. Only problem is, where are the customers? All seems doomed for Flo until one cold windy day a strange old chap blows through the doors, bursting with imaginative stories! Could Henry Moon be the answer to Flo’s problems?

Event Type
Live

Age range
5+

Tickets
Adult: £7.50  Child: £7.50  Family: £30.00

Time
14:00

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

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Thursday27Feb

Judy12a

A glittering showcase for Renée Zellweger's incredible performance as the legendary Judy Garland who arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sell-out shows. Her wit and warmth shine through as she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her future fifth husband. Featuring some of Judy’s best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of "the world's greatest entertainer". “the performance of a lifetime.” Independe

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £6.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
118

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

Running Time
118

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Thursday5Mar

NTLive
Cyrano de Bergerac

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of De Bergerac - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight? James McAvoy returns to the West End in an inventive new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s masterwork by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd.

Event Type
Satellite Screening

Age range
15 TBC

Tickets
Adult: £12.00  Child: £8.00 

Time
19:00

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

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Thursday12Mar

Moliere12a

1644, Paris, and 22-year-old Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, also known as Molière, is not yet the writer that history recognizes as the father and true master of comic satire, author of The Misanthrope and Tartuffe, and a dramatist to rank alongside Shakespeare and Sophocles. Far from it. He is, in fact, a failed actor.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £6.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
120

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

Running Time
120

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Tuesday17Mar

Top HatU

Top Hat is perhaps the archetypal Fred n' Ginger movie, with a fantastic Irving Berlin score ("Cheek to Cheek", " 'Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails"), faultless Hermes Pan dance routines which show exactly why they were such a celebrated pair of toe-tappers, and a typically romantic plot. Recently married Horace Hardwick persuades his friend Jerry Travers (Astaire) to follow his lead and find himself a wife. Dale Tremont (Rogers) lives in the room below Travers and is disturbed by his spontaneous song and dance routines. She goes to his room to complain: they meet; he gets up to all sorts of amusing tricks to be with her; numerous romantic duets ensue.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £3.00  Child: £3.00 

Time
2.00pm

Running Time
101

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

Running Time
101

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Thursday19Mar

Sorry We Missed You15

Ken Loach returns to the milieu of 2016’s I, Daniel Blake with the fierce, vital Sorry We Missed You, supported by his longtime collaborators, screenwriter Paul Laverty and producer Rebecca O’Brien. Following its premiere at Cannes (where it received rave reviews), it’s a passionate indictment of Tory austerity and the absurdities and cruelties of the gig economy. Ricky (Kris Hitchen) lost his building work and mortgage after the 2008 financial crash. Now renting with his wife Abbie (Debbie Honeywood), a contract nurse and carer and their kids, he is unable to pass up a job driving for a delivery company. But it turns out the role is horribly exploitative, and with his wife facing similar pressures in her own job, their family life becomes more and more toxic. Rigorously researched via off-the-record interviews, Sorry We Missed You depicts the ruinous human cost of zerohours contracts with gut-wrenching honesty and integrity. A heartbreaking and incendiary film, it’s a searing critique of zero hours Britain.

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £6.00  Child: £4.00 

Time
7.00pm

Running Time
101

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

Running Time
101

Please obtain tickets by phoning the enquiries number

Saturday4Apr

Box of Frogs
Box of Frogs Improv Comedy

Box of Frogs, Birmingham’s premier Improv Group, brings you a night of high-octane improvised comedy, based entirely on your suggestions. Expect the unexpected as quick-witted players conjure up hilarious spontaneous songs, sketches and scenes on the spur of the moment. Performing entirely without a script, half-a-dozen players and a musician will create a night of “Whose Line Is It Anyway” type comedy, with improvised songs, stories and silliness

Event Type
Live

Age range
16+ (7+ if booked as kids show)

Tickets
Adult: £10.00  Child: £7.00  Family: £35.00

Time
18:30

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

Buy tickets now

Thursday21May

NTLive
The Welkin

One life in the hands of 12 women. Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder. When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst. James Macdonald (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr. Selfridge) in this bold and gripping thriller from Tony Award-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, Skins). Broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

Event Type
Satellite Screening

Age range
15 TBC

Tickets
Adult: £12.00  Child: £8.00 

Time
19:00

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

Buy tickets now

Friday5Jun

Flying Bridge Theatre Ltd
Horse Country

‘Directed by Mark Bell (The Play that Goes Wrong), Sam and Bob are trying to play cards but have lost the nine of diamonds. Downing shots of bourbon and talking nonsense, about commerce, California, redemption, the good ol’ US of A, genocide, Hitler, sea lions and stuff like that. A modern day Vladimir and Estragon who aren’t waiting for Godot – nor for the audience to keep up – the play is a laugh-out-loud anarchic and surreal comedy that surprises and provokes in spades… or the nine of diamonds…

Event Type
Live

Age range
16+

Tickets
Adult: £12.00 

Time
19:30

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

Buy tickets now

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