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September 2018

NT LIVE: King Lear

Thu, 27th September, 2018 @ 19:00pm - 22:00pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£7 – £11

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. ★★★★★"Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production"Daily Telegraph Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season.  Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. ★★★★★"Nuanced and powerful"The Times Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers…

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October 2018

The Winter’s Tale- Live from Shakespeare’s Globe

Thu, 4th October, 2018 @ 19:15pm - 22:25pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£8 – £12

★★★★  "A superb cast deliver striking performances in a production that is knowingly dissonant, from the costumes to the climax" The Guardian "With its enchanted statues, its lurch from tragedy to an improbably happy ending and its actual bears, Shakespeare’s late play The Winter’s Tale presents a director with all manner of challenges.Fortunately, Blanche McIntyre is a director of textual sensitivity and she brings clarity, intelligence and insight to the play’s complexities and contradictions." The Stage The Winter's Tale is Shakespeare’s great play…

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LIVE THEATRE: Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster

Thu, 18th October, 2018 @ 11:00am - 14:30pm
SpArC Theatre
£5

  11am Show   1.30pm Show    Two 1 hour long performances at 11am and 1.30am Tickets are £5 per person  “GREAT FUN!” The Guardian Pirate 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 Sorcerer’s Apprentice which many of you came to see- we are so thrilled to be able to have them back – this is sure to be an…

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November 2018

Live: Shane Shambu -Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer

Fri, 9th November, 2018 @ 19:30pm - 21:00pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£5 – £10

 LIVE LIVE LIVE Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer, Shane performs his life experience of growing up in London using Indian dance with a twist of stand-up comedy. 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…

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LIVE: Castle Player’s Christmas Extravaganza

Fri, 30th November, 2018 @ 19:30pm - Sat, 1st December, 2018 @ 14:00pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£3 – £5

  Friday 30th November 7.30pm  Saturday 1st December 2pm         Join our much loved Castle Players for a Festive Feast! Sketches, skits. song, dance, silliness merriment and a truck load of Christmas Spirit! Come along and enjoy a few panto sketches while singing some favourite Christmas songs. Not everyone loves christmas, and the bad guys have kidnapped Santa. Help Mrs Claus to get him back. Santa is kidnapped by Wicked Witch Pinch and is locked away til New…

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January 2019

The King and I- Live from the London Palladium

January 10 @ 19:00pm - 21:30pm
Sparc Theatre Bishop's Castle, United Kingdom
£8 – £12

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to SpArC Theatre's big screen in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium. ★★★★★“Five stars for a sumptuous King and I.  Book Now.  It’s a hit” - The Times Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a "powerhouse" (The Times)…

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NT Live: I’m Not Running

January 31 @ 19:00pm - 21:40pm
SpArC Theatre
£7 – £11

National Theatre Live  I’m Not Running by David Hare  I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.  Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for…

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February 2019

Live Theatre: Lost Dog presents: Juliet and Romeo – a Guide to Long Life and Happy Marriage

February 14 @ 19:30pm - 20:45pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£6 – £12

  SOLD OUT ★★★★★Pure pleasure. Smart, subversive and sexy. The Guardian ★★★★★Superb. Devastating realism and dark humour. The Stage Lost Dog’s new show reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet. It turns out they didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after. Well they lived at least. Now they’re 40ish, at least one of them is in the grips of a mid-life crisis, they feel constantly mocked by their teenage selves and haunted…

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LIVE: David Gibb – Climb That Tree

February 22 @ 17:00pm - 18:00pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£7.50 – £30

David Gibb is on a one-man mission to make brilliant, engaging and high quality music for families and children. Join David on a musical journey through his hilarious and often surreal imagination, where bears live in the cupboard under the stairs, wolves are roaming the corridors at school, and trips to the moon are a regular occurrence. Climb That Tree builds on the success of his critically acclaimed debut album Letters Through Your Door which had families across the UK…

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April 2019

NT LIVE: All About Eve

April 11 @ 19:00pm - 21:10pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £12

Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. ★★★★"Gillian Anderson gives an incredible turn as Broadway actress Margo Channing, opposite Lily James’s young rival Eve" Timeout FULL REVIEW ★★★★Whats on Stage FULL REVIEW ★★★★"An acting masterclass from Gillian Anderson"Financial Times All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers,…

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