It’s totally mental…aren’t we all?

Press Release:  21/02/2014

Press Release pictureRhondda, Wales: International award winning theatre company Spectacle Theatre Ltd are embarking on an all Wales tour with their latest production ‘It’s The Jennifer Vyle Show’ by Paul      Swift.

It’s a dark stormy night, rolling thunder and pounding rain. Then you hear a knock at the door…it’s a young women. She says she needs help shelter from the storm. She says she just needs to    make one phone call, and you let her in…But is she all she appears to be?…Certainly not! It’s Jennifer Vyle! Hold on to your secrets; hide your issues, because this is reality TV in your own   living room!

 ‘It’s The Jennifer Vyle Show’ humorously challenges the stigma surrounding mental health and well-being.

It is said that 1 in 4 people will be affected with mental health issues during their lifetime with mixed anxiety and depression being the most common of mental health issues within the UK.  9 out of 10 people with mental health issues experience stigma and discrimination and almost three in four young people fear the reactions of friends when they talk about their mental health problems.   (

The question is do you want to challenge the stigma attached to mental health? Would you like be part of an audience of a reality TV show?

‘It’s The Jennifer Vyle Show,’ is an engaging and entertaining production directed by Carys Parry, ably assisted by a strong cast of Shane Nickels, Lizzie Rogan, Stephen Hickman and Amy Griggs, costume designer Rhiann Houlihan, stage manager Manda Graham and set built by Headstrong.

With support from the Arts Council of Wales, this play will be touring community venues from March 10th to April 12th 2014 and runs for 1 hour and 20 minutes. It is suitable for audiences 11+

Further details of the production can be obtained from Jade Emanuel at Spectacle Theatre (01443) 430 700

You’d be bonkers to miss it!




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