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August 2018

Summer Theatre Workshop 12+

August 8 @ 10:00am - August 9 @ 18:00pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£25

Summon up your theatrical side! Join us for a thrilling two-day workshop which will explore supernatural storytelling with a contemporary twist. Wednesday 8th 10-4pm and Thursday 9th August 10-6pm Become immersed in the world of prophecy and folklore whilst learning to develop skills in physical theatre, classical text performance and ensemble playing. Led by a professional director and playwright this experience will culminate in a short performance. If you are a young performer who is 12 years or more you…

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Summer Theatre Workshop 7-11years

August 15 @ 10:00am - August 16 @ 16:00pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£25

The magnificent world of Roald Dahl! Join us for this two-day theatre workshop when will explore the magic and mischief of Dahl’s weird and wonderful characters through ensemble playing, storytelling and music. This workshop is aimed at building stage skills and confidence and will be delivered by a professional theatre director Vicki Duckett. This exciting experience is open to 7 -11 year olds and will culminate in a short performance. Sign up today to secure a place! These workshops are…

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September 2018

NT LIVE: Julie (15)

September 6 @ 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

September 12 @ 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

September 27 @ 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

October 4 @ 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

October 18 @ 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

NT LIVE: Allelujah!

November 1 @ 19:00pm - 21:40pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£7 – £11

    Only a few tickets left if you are planning to come please book! Allelujah! by Alan Bennett ‘Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness’ Independent Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer) in your local cinema. The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge…

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Live: Shane Shambu -Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer

November 9 @ 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

November 30 @ 19:30pm - December 1 @ 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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