SpArC Theatre

SpArC Theatre
Brampton Road, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5AY
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Afternoon Film: Singing In The Rain (U) Accessible

Classic1952 American musical-romantic comedy film directed starring Gene Kelly, Donald OConnor, and Debbie Reynolds. A lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the late 1920s, with the three stars portraying performers caught up in the transition from silent films to talkies.Tea and biscuits �1,No stairs, tables…

Tue 13 Feb


Exhibitions On Screen: David Hockney At The Royal Academy Of Arts

DAVID HOCKNEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS:A Bigger Picture 2012 82 Portraits and One Still Life 2016-One of the worlds most popular living artists-Intimate, revealing never-before-seen interviews-Follows a series of hugely successful 80th birthday celebrationsWidely considered Britains most popular artist, David Hockney…

Thu 25 Jan


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…

Fri 30 Mar

Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow

Acoustic guitar and violin duo, drawing on a folk repertoire from both sides of the Atlantic.

Thu 1 Mar


Live Music: The Daniel Walsh Trio

The new Dan Walsh trio featuring the mighty Ciaran Algar on fiddle and maestro Nic Zuppardi on mandolin. Well be touring the UK throughout May next year and weve done a little video to show you what you can expect:Nominated for best musician at last years BBC Folk Awards, Dan Walsh combines virtuoso playing and winning…

Thu 24 May


Live Theatre: Boxtale Soup - The Wind In The Willows

A beautiful new adaptation of Kenneth Grahames much loved classic, The Wind in the Willows features unique handmade fabric puppets.The music of the original score lures the audience into the world of the woods and river bank with warmth and charm; having a tranquil, Nick Drake-like, quality to it. The actors are wonderful…

Sat 10 Feb


Loving Vincent

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK / Poland
  • 1h 35min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Dorota Kobiela/Hugh Welchman
  • Cast: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk
  • UK release: 13 October 2017

Armand Roulin (Booth) tries to find out what happened to the late artist Vincent can Gogh (Gulaczyk). Live action footage was hand-painted over to give a van Gogh-like effect, and the result is visually intoxicating, adding up more than the novelty of its sumptuous parts.

Thu 15 Mar


Murder On The Orient Express

  • 12A

A stellar cast takes a lavish trip through Europe which quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard the train. When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks, the worlds greatest detective – Hercule Poirot – arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer…

Thu 22 Mar


National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A bold reimagining of Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

Thu 8 Mar


Panto: Jack And The Beanstalk

Join the Castle Players, back with another great traditional pantomime,Jack and the Beanstalk.The local landlords Baron Tightfist and his wife want to put up the taxesand Dame Trot hasnt a clue how she and her son Jack can eat never mind pay more.But Jack gets a handful of magic beans from selling Buttercup, their…

Thu 22 Feb


Fri 23 Feb


Sat 24 Feb


Royal Ballet: The Winters Tale


Wed 28 Feb


Royal Opera House: Bernstein Centenary

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon
  • UK release: 27 March 2018

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from the Company’s three associate choreographers, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

Sun 11 Mar


Sun 1 Apr


Royal Opera House: Carmen

Jakub Hrusa and Christopher Willis conduct two casts led by Anna Goryachova and Gaelle Arquez in the title role of Bizet's passionate opera.

Sun 11 Mar


Royal Opera House: Macbeth

  • 2018
  • 3h 20min
  • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Cast: Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.
  • UK release: 4 April 2018

Something wicked this way comes in Phyllida Lloyd’s haunting production of Verdi’s opera based on Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Wed 4 Apr


Royal Opera House: Manon

  • 2018
  • 2h 35min
  • Directed by: Kenneth MacMillan
  • UK release: 3 May 2018

Kenneth MacMillan's modern ballet is a powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love, set to music by Massenet.

Thu 3 May


Royal Opera House: Rigoletto

  • 2018
  • Directed by: David McVicar
  • Cast: Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe, Micheal Fabiano
  • UK release: 16 January 2018

David McVicar’s production of Verdi's tragedy highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua.

Sun 21 Jan


Royal Opera House: Rigoletto - Verdi ( Via Satellite)

The corruption of innocence is at the heartof Verdis potent tragedy in David McVicarsproduction for The Royal Opera.Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Dukeof Mantua, is cursed by the father of one ofthe Dukes victims for his irreverent laughter.When the Duke seduces Rigolettos daughterGilda, it seems the curse is…

Sun 21 Jan


Royal Opera House: Swan Lake

  • 2015
  • UK

The all-time epic Romantic ballet, with Tchaikovsky's iconic score, is presented on stage at the Royal Opera House.

Sun 17 Jun


Royal Opera House: Tosca

  • 2018
  • 3h
  • Directed by: Jonathan Kent
  • UK release: 7 February 2018

A great evening of opera with drama, passion and fabulous music. Jonathan Kent’s production draws on the dangerous turbulence of Rome in 1800.

Wed 7 Feb


Royal Shakespeare Company: The Merry Wives Of Windsor

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, its the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaffs comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and…

Wed 12 Sep


Royal Shakespeare Company: Twelfth Night

  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: Christopher Luscombe
  • UK release: 14 February 2018

Shakespeare's greatest comedy tells a tale of unrequited love in this production directed by Christopher Luscombe.

Wed 14 Feb


Victoria & Abdul

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK/US
  • 1h 51min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Michael Gambon
  • UK release: 15 September 2017

When Queen Victoria (Dench) is introduced to a young man from India, Abdul Karim (Fazal), she is charmed when he prostrates himself and kisses her foot: unlikely cross-cultural friendship and Urdu lessons duly ensue. Fazal and Dench are excellent and there’s a surprisingly effective political subtext.

Tue 13 Mar


The Way

  • 12

A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the El camino de Santiago, and decides to take the pilgrimage himself …..Starring Martin Sheen,Gentle, likable and profoundly touching, it makes you want to dig out the hiking boots and make the same journey. EmpirePart of Bishops…

Fri 18 May


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