SpArC Theatre

SpArC Theatre
Brampton Road, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5AY
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Afternoon Film: An American In Paris( Accessible)

Classic 1951 film starring Gene Kelly as an American ex-GI who stays in post-war Paris to become a painter, Music and Dancing- they dont make them like this anymore!Tea and biscuits �1,No stairs, tables chairs,Hearing loop, low level lighting-Free Diala-ride bus service from Bishops Castle and Lydbury North please phone…

Tue 9 Oct


Afternoon Film:churchill (Pg) Accessible

Tensions mount for beleaguered PM as D-Day nears. Fearful of repeating past mistakes, Churchill is reluctant to embark on the large-scale campaign that the entire war effort hinges upon. A picturesque addition to the cult of Winston.Tea and biscuits �1,No stairs, tables chairs,Hearing loop, low level lighting-Free…

Tue 20 Nov


Bishops Castle Orchestra - Music Hall Sparc Fundraiser

Bishops Castle Orchestra and Friends presentAn Music Hall entertainment for all the Family.Sonny Pennington: Prestidigitator Extraordinaire.Eastern Mystique: Belly Dance meets the Charleston.Val Little Hales: Raconteur of Great ReownWith Songs From….Trevor and Kay HedgesIan WallJane PughPenny NicholsonArlette…

Fri 16 Nov


Friends Of Sparc Theatre

Become a Friend of SpArC and support your local theatre to continue providing fantastic arts opportunities in our wonderful corner of rural Shropshire. As well as pledging your much valued support for the theatres vibrant future, you would also receive: -Special advance notice of the upcoming season -Priority booking for…

Sat 30 May 2020

The King And I

We are excited to bring the critically-acclaimed,multi-award winning Lincoln Center Theaters production of Rodgers and Hammersteins The King And I at Londons iconic Palladium to the big screen at SpArC Theatre.Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that…

Thu 10 Jan 2019


Live Music: Bon Debarass En Panne De Silence

The worlds of music, dance and poetry untied through a collaboration between Montreal artists The group brings together a fusion of Quebecois folk music, traditional step-dancing and global influences, for a show that is full of fun and inventive energy, in an atmosphere that transcends boundaries and ages. A welcome…

Fri 12 Oct


Live: Shane Shambu: Confessions Of A Cockney Temple Dancer

Shane shares his life experience of growing up in London, speaking two languages and living within the cultural mix of East Ham. His story is familiar to all those who have moved cities, migrated from other countries and struggled to create the cultural world of their dreams and lived experience.Shane is a highly skilled…

Fri 9 Nov


Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

  • 3 stars
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • 1h 54min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ol Parker
  • Cast: Christine Baranski, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Julie Walters, Alexa Davies, Pierce Brosnan, Jeremy Irvine, Colin Firth, Hugh Skinner, Stellan Skarsgård, Josh Dylan, Cher, Dominic Cooper, Andy García
  • UK release: 20 July 2018

Sequel to the feel-good ABBA musical Mamma Mia! Despite its absurdities and shoe-horning of ABBA songs, at its heart is a touching mother-daughter love story and an irresistible esprit de corps.

Thu 13 Dec


The Man Who Invented Christmas

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • 1h 44min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bharat Nalluri
  • Cast: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow, Donald Sumpter, Miriam Margolyes, Morfydd Clark, Justin Edwards, Ian McNeice, Bill Paterson
  • UK release: 1 December 2017

Charles Dickens (Stevens), down on his luck, is in desperate need of a hit when Ebenezer Scrooge (Plummer) pops into his head and starts offering pointers. Decent if occasionally twee adaptation of Les Standiford’s non-fiction book, with Stevens being sympathetic and energetic and Plummer clearly relishing a chance to do…

Tue 18 Dec


National Theatre Live: Allelujah!

Running Time: 170 mins, including intervalBBFC Certificate: 12AAllelujah!by Alan BennettLeaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness IndependentAlan Bennetts sharp and hilarious new play is just what the doctor ordered (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at Londons Bridge Theatre during its limited run, dont miss this rousing…

Thu 1 Nov


National Theatre Live: King Lear

  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Simon Russell Beale

Mendes returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Thu 27 Sep


Ocean's 8

  • 3 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gary Ross
  • Cast: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter
  • UK release: 18 June 2018

Debbie Ocean (Bullock) sets in motion a plan to swipe a precious diamond necklace, and with pal Lou (Blanchett) puts together a gang of female crooks. The performances are great fun but Ross’s anonymous direction doesn’t add much, and it’s a bit let down by a needless subplot and unnecessary cameos.

Thu 22 Nov


Pirate Pearl And The Big Blue Monster

We have booked wonderful show for you this Autumn on Thursday 18thOctoberPirate Pearl and the Big Blue is the fantastic new production from Little Blue Monster Theatre Company.They came to SpArC in 2016 as Blunderbus with the fabulous Sorcerers Apprentice which many of you came to see- we are so thrilled to be able to…

Thu 18 Oct


Ravel - L'heure Espagnole

Mid Wales Operas SmallStages returns this autumn, bringing live opera to the heart of communities across Wales and the Borders with Ravels exhilarating one-act clock shop comedy, Lheure espagnole.With five singers and four musicians, and bursting with hummable tunes and buzzing habaneras, join Concepcin and her lovers as…

Thu 29 Nov


Royal Ballet: La Bayadere

Via Satellite from The Royal Opera HouseMarius Petipas fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit white act - The Kingdom of the Shades - is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the princes lost love haunt his mind.

Sun 18 Nov


Royal Ballet: Mayerling

Via Satellite from The Royal Opera HouseMayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire…

Sun 21 Oct


Royal Ballet: Nutcracker

Via Satellite from The Royal Opera HouseThe Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family. Tchaikovskys much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their…

Sun 9 Dec


Royal Ballet: Romeo And Juliet

Via Satellite from The Royal Opera HouseShakespeares enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillans Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that…

Sun 16 Jun 2019


Royal Ballet: Within The Golden Hour/Flight Pattern/new Cherkaoui

Screening of contemporary work from The Royal Ballet including Christopher Wheeldon's' Within the Golden Hour, Crystal Pite's Flight Pattern and new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

Thu 16 May 2019


Royal Opera House: Die Walküre

  • 2018

Antonio Pappano conducts a cast including Stuart Skelton, Emily Magee, John Lundgren and Nina Stemme in the second opera in Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Sun 28 Oct


Royal Opera House: Faust

  • 2019

Gounod's most popular opera returns in David McVicar's Parisian production, with singers including Michael Fabiano, Diana Damrau and Erwin Schrott.

Sun 5 May 2019


Royal Opera House: La Forza Del Destino

  • 2018

Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers, including Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Christopher Maltman, in Verdi's epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Sun 7 Apr 2019


Royal Opera House: La Traviata

  • 2019
  • Directed by: Yves Abel (cond)
  • Written by: Verdi

Richard Eyre's stunning production of Verdi's best-loved opera returns with star sopranos Ermonela Jaho and Angel Blue as Violetta; the casts also include Plácido Domingo and Charles Castronovo.

Wed 30 Jan 2019


Royal Opera House: The Queen of Spades

  • 2019

Tchaikovsky's most ambitious opera receives star treatment in Stefan Herheim's staging, with a cast including Eva-Maria Westbroek, Felicity Palmer and Aleksandrs Antonenko.

Sun 27 Jan 2019



  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jason Reitman
  • Cast: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass
  • UK release: 4 May 2018

Marlo (Theron) is exhausted after the birth of her third child, when night nanny Tully (Davis) enters her life and offers her help and friendship. Cody’s smart, perfectly observed screenplay sidesteps the clichés and offers brutal truths about motherhood and ageing, and Theron gives an astonishing central performance as…

Thu 20 Sep


War Horse

  • 4 stars
  • 2011
  • US
  • 2h 26min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, Peter Mullan, David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Marsan, Toby Kebbell, Niels Arestrup
  • UK release: 13 January 2012

Alcoholic farmer Ted (Mullen) buys a spirited horse, Joey, in an England unwittingly on the brink of World War I; his teenage son (Irvine) tames Joey, but war soon separates them. Spielberg promises and delivers large-canvas, unashamedly romanticised, old-fashioned storytelling. In an excellent cast, Hiddleston, Watson…

Thu 25 Oct


A Winter's Tale - Live From Shakespeare's Globe

This new production of Shakespeares great play of jealousy, loss and reconciliation - is directed by the critically-acclaimed Blanche McIntyre -A great play of the irrational and inexplicable, illustrating how uncontrollable emotions can range across gender, country, class and age.

Thu 4 Oct


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