Dandelion Drama Club

Dandelion Drama Club was a ten week drama session that took place weekly at Rumble in the Jungle every Wednesday for 3-4 year olds and 5-11 year olds after school to help build the confidence of children through drama. The ten week sessions revolved around games and telling the story of The Smartest Giant in Town with the final performance delivered to the children’s parents. The sessions were highly enjoyed by both the children and the staff.

“In the beginning, my daughter took time to get involved but the team were fabulous.” 

“From a parent’s point of view it was interesting to see how the children were encouraged.” 

“My child really enjoyed the sessions. It’s nice to see a drama class for 3-4 year olds.” 

“My child enjoyed the dancing, story telling and making masks.”


The children were awarded with certificates in completion of Dandelion Drama Club and enjoyed a small buffet after the hard work they put into their performance.

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The set of the performance

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The fruit buffet




A massive well done to Summer, Jordan, Jasmin, Megan,  Alisia, Ieuan, Fern and Zara for taking part in the sessions!

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Connecting Communities

Yesterday we were at Interlink‘s Connecting Communities event at Michael Sobell Sports Centre in Aberdare. Steve, Ann and our work experience student, Dylan, went around the event asking guests what they think is needed in the community. Jenny and Jazz were also present with a stall promoting our work.  Here are some photos from the event:


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It was a very interesting and useful event and everyone from Spectacle who attended really enjoyed the morning.

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Dandelion Drama Club Update

Due to the success of Dandelion Drama Club last week, we will be adding a new session for 3-4 year olds. This means that previous times have changed. Times and costs are as follows:


Wednesday 4th June – Wednesday 16th July

Parent & Toddler




3-4 year olds




5-11 year olds 


£3.50 or £5 for two


Includes free entry to Rumble in the Jungle. 

For more information on the sessions or to guarantee a space for your child, please email info@spectacletheatre.co.uk or call (01443) 430700.






Dandelion Drama Club

This Whitsun half term, we held two taster sessions for our new Dandelion Drama Club. They took place in Rumble in the Jungle in Clydach Vale and were lots of fun!

We will be running the Dandelion Drama Club  from Wednesday 4th June until Wednesday 16th July.

£4 per parent & toddler

£3.50 // £5 for two siblings.

Includes FREE entry to Rumble in the Jungle!

To book your space please email info@spectacletheatre.co.uk or call (01443) 430700.

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Your Future First

Following the success of our initial ‘Your Future First’ workshop, the New Year sprang into life with our second session with the group.

Our first workshop saw the staff and young people taking part in a number of entertaining and fun activities getting to know one another before embarking on an engaging and challenging 13 week journey together.

Our second session re-engaged the young people, through games and activities, culminating in the creation of a short film outlining all the good and positive things about themselves and each other. The young people thoroughly enjoyed the light hearted and uplifting session which saw them re-energised and motivated for the remaining weeks ahead.

Thank you for the session at the Pop Factory last week. I really think it was a beneficial session, and all the YP’s really enjoyed it! – The only trouble is, now they don’t want to do “proper” work, and want to do more fun stuff!’  (Staff Quote of the day)

We would like to wish everyone who is involved good luck with the rest of the programme.


Spectacle Theatre Anti-Bullying Event

Wednesday 20th of November 2013:

WOW! What a ‘spectacular Spectacle Theatre’ workshop! A 2 hour innovative and creative workshop that saw fantastic interactive delivery with a cross section of engaged learners ranging from Travel & Tourism, Enterprise learners to Performing Arts. Learners at every level were represented in an enjoyable yet thought provoking theatre session that ensures lasting impacts outside of the session.


“I really enjoyed the workshop…the students managed to find a lot of information they

related to or could transfer into their everyday situations. It was wonderfully interactive

…and helped them all to meet and work with other learners from around the campus

too. It would be interesting to see them come back with different topics for the learners

to explore”  (Staff Quote from the day).


There was also discussion to develop further collaboration and enrichment activities with the theatre company to provide new ways of supporting the curriculum. WATCH THIS SPACE…   New Spectacle logo  (3)

Recycled Glamour

Spectacle Theatre delivered a two day costume making workshop at Ynysybwl.

The group created some fantastic costumes made from recycled materials.

Here are the results:

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Summer SPLASH Workshop

Spectacle Theatre working in partnership with RCT Youth Offending Service.

A group of 8 young people, aged between 8 and 11. What to do?

Well, to begin… bacon butties, games, den building, storytelling, mask making, joke telling;

a brief pause to make their own lunch of handmade pasta and bolognese sauce from scratch.

Followed by… plate spinning, club juggling, duelling diablo’s and the joke booth…

Hari: “What do you call a man with a seagull on his head?”

Everybody: “I don’t know.”

Hari: “Cliff.”

Rounded off with a game of ‘What are you doing?’… then home!

A fun filled day with a great group of young people.

Take a look at these pics:

The Devious Den


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Duelling Diablo’s (Kriston)

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King of the Devils (Tristan)

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Imagine The Rocky Horror show meets The Jeremy Kyle Show:

That’s exactly what you can expect from ‘It’s The Jennifer Vyle Show.’

Last week the Spectacle team working with Paul Swift (the writer of Just Like Family, Someone Else’s shoes and The Other Woman) spent the week, busily crafting the structure and plot for our forthcoming production, ‘It’s The Jennifer Vyle Show’. Of course we can’t share every last detail with you as the content and some aspects of the play may change and more importantly there would be no surprises left for you as an audience. So we are just going to divulge what we can…

‘I would like, if I may take you on a strange journey…’ Two families from Wales. They appear very different at first, almost nothing in common. But when the surface is scratched and the closet is prised open, it becomes apparent, that maybe they’re not so different after all! The cracks begin to appear and the skeletons come to life. Secrets and lies pull them in every direction. Who will remain sane? Maybe they’re all mad! Or is that just Jennifer?

Welcome to the show.


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