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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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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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May 2019

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

May 2 @ 19:00pm - 21:30pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £12

  Filmed live at the Apollo Theatre on SpArC's big Screen Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today. Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation.  Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of…

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July 2019

The Importance of Being Earnest- Vaudeville Theatre London

July 11 @ 19:00pm - 21:13pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£8 – £12

A ‘brilliantly funny’ and ‘charming’ new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End, is coming to the big screen. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of…

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August 2019

Summer Theatre Workshop 7-11years

August 5 @ 10:00am - August 6 @ 16:30pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£30

Monday 5th 10am -4pm &  Tuesday 6th August 10.30am -4.30pm (7-11yrs) THE WITCHES How wicked are you ?! Join us for this two-day theatre workshop where we will explore the weird and wonderful life of Witches! Create your own magical character through vocal and physical playing. This workshop is aimed at building stage skills and confidence and will be delivered by a professional theatre director. This workshop is aimed at building stage skills and confidence and will be delivered by…

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Summer Theatre Workshop 11+

August 7 @ 10:00am - 17:30pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£18

Wednesday 7th August  11yrs+ 10-5.30pm  £18 DISASTER! It's a DISASTER! It all goes wrong and you are at the centre of it! Join us for a for a one day workshop to explore what happens when disaster stories and theatre collide! Create script and scenes through imagination and improvisation. This workshop is aimed at giving you creative ownership over ideas and inject them with drama! Led by a professional director and playwright this experience will culminate in a short performance and sharing. If…

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