Mr Eric Roberts

It is with very great sadness that we learned of the passing of Mr Eric Roberts today. Eric was a wonderful man and a great friend of Spectacle Theatre. He served as a Trustee and as Chair of the organisation for over twenty years. He finally stepped down due to ill health in 2018. He provided great leadership , and was always willing to promote the work of the company. He led the company through many challenging times and was a loyal friend to many of the staff and trustees of the company. His sense of humour, humanity and passionate support for the Welsh language will always be remembered . Eric became involved with Spectacle through the involvement of his partner designer Angharad Roberts. Eric was born in Conway in 1944 and began his singing career studying Fine Arts at Manchester University before gaining a scholarship to study singing at the Royal Manchester College of Music. Eric began singing with the Welsh National Opera. Eric and went on to sing with a number of British companies including the New Sussex Opera, Longbourgh Festival, Handel Society Society, Grange Opera Park, Buxton Festival, Opera North Glyndebourne, D’Oyly Carte Company, and Opera 80 of which he was a founding member. Outside of the U.K., he performed at Opera Omaha, Royal Danish Opera, Flanders Opera, Teatro La Fenice, Spoleto Festival, and Opera Zud, among others.

His repertoire was also diverse with roles ranging from Figaro and Count Almaviva in “The Marriage of Figaro,” Prince Yeletsky in “The Queen of Spades,” and Bartolo in “The Barber of Seville” to Mr. Redburn in “Billy Budd,” Elviro in “Xerxes‚” King of Scotland in “Ariodante” and Lord Chancellor in “Iolanthe.”

Eric also performed in musicals including “Little Shop of Horrors,” Cracker Happy End,” and “My Fair Lady” and worked on Radio and TV as an actor, singer, and narrator.

Eric made a fantastic guest appearance for Spectacle Theatre singing the ballad of Knox Road in the Tonypandy Community play in 2010.

Eric will be sadly missed by all at Spectacle. Our thoughts and sincere condolences go out to Angharad , Branwen and Ossian.

Nativity play in January !

Spectacle Theatre young people are performing their version of a nativity play on wednesday the 26 02 2021

Rehearsals for the original performance , were interrupted by the xmas lockdown. The play was moved online and shown to a small group prior to xmas. This performance has become an annual event at Ty Ddewi in ystrad Rhondda. Tomorrow night we will aim to perform it once again for residents of Ty Ddewi

Spectacle Theatre Ltd AGM 2020

You are invited to Spectacle Theatre Ltd’s Annual AGM.

Where: Online via Zoom. A link will be emailed to you.

When: Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Time: 7pm

Please RSVP to

Mae Theatr Spectacle Cyf yn chwilio am Ymarferydd Gweithdai Creadigol

Mae Theatr Spectacle Cyf yn chwilio am ymarferydd profiadol i arwain wrth addasu, ymgysylltu ac yn eu darpariaeth o wasanaethau ar gyfer pobl ifanc 10-18 oed yn RhCT.

Gyda chymorth ariannol gan BBC Plant Mewn Angen bydd y post newydd hwn yn gweithio’n agos gyda’r Rheolwr Theatr gan arwain ymateb y cwmni i Covid 19.

Bydd y swydd wedi ei lleoli ym Mhorth ac yn gweithio ar draws RhCT. Bydd cyfradd y cyflog wedi ei seilio ar delerau ac amodau Equity/ITC. .

Mae’r swydd hon yn swydd rhan amser (21 awr) a bydd yn rhedeg o fis Hydref 2020 hyd fis Mawrth 31ain 2021.

Os oes diddordeb gennych ac am wybodaeth pellach am y cyfle hwn, plis cysylltwch â Steve Davis :  

Spectacle Theatre Ltd are seeking a creative workshop practitioner

Spectacle Theatre Ltd are looking for an experienced practitioner to lead on adapting , engaging with and delivery of its services to young people aged 10-18 in RCT.

With the aid of financial support from BBC Children in Need this new post will work closely with the Theatre Manager and lead on the company’s response to Covid 19.

The post will be  based in Porth and working across RCT. Rates of pay are based on Equity / ITC terms and conditions .

The post is part time (21 hours a week ) and runs from October 2020 until March the 31st 2021

For more information contact Steve Davis by email. 

Looking Forward / Edrych Ymlaen

An ONLINE EVENT – A link will be sent to you to join the Conversation before the event.

About this Event

Looking Forward A conversation about Lockdown and whats next. Spectacle Theatre Ltd invites you to join with us and share your thoughts. People from RCT will be starting us off with their reflections on lock-down and what they want to see happen next. We will be meeting online on Wednesday the 15th of July from 11 am until 1 pm.

Everybody welcome

Edrych Ymlaen

Sgwrs am y Cyfnod Clo a beth fydd nesaf. Byddai Theatr Spectacle Ltd yn hoffi eich gwahodd i ymuno gyda ni i rannu eich meddyliau. Bydd trigolion RhCT yn cychwyn ein sgwrs gyda’u myfyrdodau o’r cyfnod clo a beth mae nhw eisiau i’w weld yn digwydd nesaf. Mi fyddem yn cwrdd ar lein ar Ddydd Mercher Gorffennaf 15fed 11am hyd 1pm.

Mae croeso mawr i bawb

Going Online !

Spectacle Theatre Ltd are aiming to run its workshop sessions online over the next few months.

The Creating Progress – Creu Cynnydd group will continue to rehearse and develop its Jekyl and Hyde project on a monday evening . We aim to start on Monday the 30th of March 2020.

The writers group will move to Wednesday – time to be agreed . We aim to finish the one act plays and perhaps organise a one act play readings to celebrate when this Virus has passed.

Paul Swift has agreed to run devising sessions on line – those in the existing groups will be notified when – we hope to start in April 2020

The Thursday group will continue to meet online

We aim to deliver Chair Dancing sessions , Keep fit and Cookery

More information will be available later this week !

Keep safe and Well !


Spectacle Theatre's Response to COVID-19

Spectacle Theatre are going online from 30th March 2020.

Please contact us via email for any queries and we will get back to you as soon as possible.