Angharad Roberts

It is with great sadness that we have heard the news that Angharad Roberts has recently passed away. Angharad passed away a couple of weeks ago at the Marie Curie Hospice in Penarth.

Angharad was a designer, friend and champion of the work of Spectacle Theatre for many years.

Her designs were a major contribution to so many productions .   ‘ The Lazy Ant’ by Mark Ryan, designed by Angharad, won the best production award at the Shanghai Theatre festival in 2007.













Her visual visual creations , imaginative costumes and sheer hard work were always inspiring.

Angharad made a huge contribution to Spectacle Theatre. Her supportive manner often paved the way to open up new ideas , leading to solutions that transformed spaces  for the most challenging of valley venues.

She was a brilliant, imaginative problem solver, having both the artistic skill and the craft to realise her vision.

I will always remember Angharad and her late husband Eric , for their friendliness, their support and generosity in all things.

Angharad will be much missed by Spectacle and her friends within and around the company.

Her funeral is next Monday 22nd 3.30pm at Thornhill Crem. with tea to celebrate her life at the New House Hotel afterwards.

Spectacle Theatre Ltd , invite you to share our work.

Spectacle Theatre Ltd , invite you to share our work.


Wednesday 14th of February

Be My Voice  Listening and hearing the voice of  people facing disability hate crime. Partnership working with Peoples First and supported by Cwm Taf Community cohesion fund.


Wednesday 28th of February 

New Writing from the Rhondda professional actors deliver ‘script in hand’ performances.

extracts from three new plays written by members of our community. 


Wednesday 6th of March

In The Dark Woods by Paul Swift   professional theatre production for young people currently touring schools in RCT.

Partnership working with Leeds TIE co, and Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil Educational Psychology Service.


All events will be from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at

Yr Hen Llyfrgell / the old library ,   47 Pontypridd Rd, Porth CF39 9PG Porth .

Contact for further details.


by Paul Swift and Spectacle Theatre Ltd

In the Dark Woods is the story of 2 sisters.

Ella, who’s 6, and Izzy who’s 13. The story begins one day after school when Ella is alone in her bedroom…

“Do you want to play?… I’ll be Rapunzel, and she’s really small, and she’s lost her Mammy in the dark woods’’.

“Will you come with me into the dark woods and help me find my Mammy?”

Can you help Ella and Izzy find their Mammy before it’s too late?

In the Dark Woods is a participatory play for young people aged 7+, with a flexible structure that allows children and young people to respond at their own level. The play is part of an Educational Theatre Programme and uses fairy story characters and stories to examine loss & bereavement, and supports work on mental health, dementia, healthy relationships, domestic violence, and divided families. 

The programme consists of the play, post play discussions, workshops, and Teaching Support Materials, and is available for Years 3 and upwards.

Our programmes are designed to enable classes to talk safely about sensitive issues relevant to their lives, increasing empathy and understanding of their own and others’ experiences; to engage all, including those who don’t normally engage; to enable everyone to participate at their own level; to draw on and validate their experience and knowledge, raising confidence & self-esteem and having a positive impact on learning and behaviour.

To book the In the Dark Woods Educational Theatre Programme, please contact       TEL. 07900493691/ 07849513883

SPECTACLE – Helping to support those impacted by adverse childhood experiences.

Helping to prevent adversity in childhood or support those impacted by adverse childhood experiences.

Thanks to generous financial support from the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales: Spectacle Theatre LTD are offering a free drama programme designed to enable people to talk safely about sensitive issues relevant to their lives. The programme supports work which tackles adversity in childhood.

Appropriate for people aged 7+.

Delivered by trained, experienced and sensitive bi-lingual staff.

Available free to community or youth groups across South Wales.

January until March 2023. The project continues until 2025.

If you would like to know more or discuss how you can use this resource in your community setting, contact

What we offer

Spectacle Theatre are wanting to hear from organisations that may wish to use Spectacles Drama based resources, to support work around ACES. We can offer participatory plays or workshops which provide a flexible structure allowing children, young people, and families to respond at their own level. Both methods are inclusive and can be delivered bi-lingually. Both can examine issues like identity, isolation & loneliness. Both support work on adverse childhood experiences, poor mental health, safe relationships, homophobia, hate crime & domestic abuse.

We know that building on strengths and learning from experiences can help individuals, families, and communities to become more resilient. Our activities, help people connect with others, and aid improvement in mental and physical well-being. There is no charge for this work.

What we want to achieve 

  • Children having the best start in life and the opportunity to achieve their potential.
  • Provide inclusive activities/interventions which engage children and young people from across different communities.
  • Provide support for those impacted by childhood adversity or trauma and help build resilience or protective factors.
  • Promote the best interests of the child/ren and improve well-being.


Drama is a very powerful medium.

We create a safe space where we intellectually and emotionally engage at-risk people and provide an interactive fictional landscape to enable them to safely explore, talk about, and provide an objective viewpoint on difficult issues they may be experiencing.

Spectacle Theatre has an established history in using theatre and drama with people at risk. Enabling them to explore difficult issues relevant to their lives, including sexual health and sexual abuse, domestic violence, bullying.

The project supports at-risk children. Enabling them to talk about sensitive issues, recognise warning signs and identify strategies to stay safe.

It will raise awareness for parents/carers, teachers, support workers and organisations.

It will enable teachers and workers to identify children at risk so they can receive appropriate support. We can offer these programmes to their parents/carers and provide follow-up and support materials for teachers and support workers.

If you would like further information, please contact Spectacle Theatre Ltd at

STORI – free drama workshops

Welsh and English Drama Workshops for young people and adults

Ydych chi neu ydych chi’n adnabod rhywun sydd eisiau…

‘Cwrdd â phobl newydd, datblygu hyder a chreadigrwydd? Cael hwyl?’

Hoffai Theatr Spectacle wahodd unrhywun 18+ oed i ddod i gymryd rhan yn ein gweithdy drama agored.

Bydd y gweithdy yn cael ei gynnal:

Dydd Llun Tachwedd 14eg

Text Box: Gall pobl sy’n cymryd rhan ddisgwyl: cael eu croesawu/gwneud ffrindiau/datblygu hyder/cael hwyl/cael llais/dysgu oddi wrth ei gilydd@ Y Ffatri,

      Stryd Jenkin,



      CF39 9PP

7pm tan 8.30pm

Darperir lluniaeth

For more information email:

Or call: 07849518616

STORI-taster workshops for adults and young people

  Do you or do you know someone who wants to…

‘Meet new people, develop confidence and creativity? Have fun?’

Spectacle Theatre would like to invite anyone aged 18+ to come and take part in our open drama workshop.

The workshop will take place:

 Monday 14th November

@ The Factory,

     Jenkin Street,



     CF39 9PP

  7pm until 8.30pm

Refreshments provided

For more information email:

Or call: 07849518616

Spectacle Theatre Ltd Annual General Meeting 2022

You are invited to our Annual General Meeting 2022

Date: 22nd November 2022

Venue: The Factory, Jenkin Street, Porth, CF39 9PP

Time: 4pm to 7.30pm. 4pm to 6pm Main event, 6pm to 6.30pm Light Buffet and Refreshments, 6.30pm to 7.30pm AGM.

Please click on the link to reserve your free place.

”Have your say about the woodlands of the Rhondda”

Spectacle are undertaking a community consultation, about the use we make of the publicly owned woodlands and forests in the Rhondda Valley.  We are  consulting  with people living in the Rhondda on behalf of National Resources Wales.

As a part of the consultation, we will be conducting two ‘WALK and TALK’   events. Walk and Talk is an opportunity to walk the woods and discuss future plans for the woodland.

Tuesday , March the 15th   at    ‘Maendy’ Treorchy    CF42 , 6DH

Monday, 21st March at ‘Barry Sidings’ Trehafod CF37 2PE

events are

at 9-30 – 11-30

WEDNESDAY the 23rd of March a participatory theatre and consultation event will be held

at Ton Pentre AFC Social club , CF41 7AF

5-7 pm

all events are free – all welcome

Swydd Hwylusydd Theatr Gymunedol, yn Theatr Spectacle Cyf

Mae Theatr Spectacle Cyf yn chwilio ar frys am berson i drefnu a chyflwyno gweithdai Theatr Gymunedol yn Rhondda Cynon Taf. Byddwch yn rhan o dîm bach, weithiau’n gweithio’n annibynnol. Nod y gweithdai yw i ddatblygu synnwyr o les y cyfranogwyr.

Bydd disgwyl i chi gyflwyno gweithdai sy’n seiliedig ar y Celfyddydau gyda phobl ifanc sy’n  agored i niwed a thrigolion hŷn.

Gellir darparu hyfforddiant os oes angen.

Lleolir y swydd yn y Ffatri Bop ym Mhorth, ac mae’r lleoliadau gwaith yn RhCT.

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