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September 2018

NT LIVE: Julie (15)

Thu, 6th September, 2018 @ 19:00pm - 20:30pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£7 – £11

  Julie by Polly Stenham after Strindberg Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie…

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RSC LIVE: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Wed, 12th September, 2018 @ 19:00pm - 22:00pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£7 – £11

The only way is Windsor in this new production of Shakespeare's merry comedy. ★★★★‘SHAKESPEARE MEETS THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX’ Telegraph ★★★★'ABLAZE WITH ENERGY... A DELIGHT'INDEPENDENT ★★★★‘ONLY A STONE COULD NOT DELIGHT IN DAVID TROUGHTON’S FALSTAFF’ SUNDAY TIMES 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, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance…

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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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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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