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

Dandelion food

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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Connecting Communities July 2014 4

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Connecting Communities July 2014 3


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

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 Views, Our Views, They Matter!

Over the past few weeks Carys has been working closely with a group of young people from Penrhys exploring and challenging the idea of risky behaviour.  Today we grilled Carys with some questions about the project.

Spectacle:  What exactly is the project?

Carys:  Over the next three years Spectacle Theatre will work in partnership with the Rhondda Fach Communities First cluster, to raise awareness of and reduce the instances of ‘risky behaviour’ on the most vulnerable members of the community. We aim to empower vulnerable individuals and Communities so that they report improved delivery of services which meet their needs more effectively, and have an improved engagement and participation in their community.

Risky behaviour’ has many consequences particularly on health and well being and impacts on all concerned whether they be the person(s) directly involved , family or community, friends , service providers, victims or bystanders. Risky behaviour impacts on all ages.

‘Risky behaviour’, associated with the following areas of concern has been identified as an area of need.  

  • Alcohol and drug usage and experimentation
  • Sexual behaviour 

 We aim to work with those most at risk and vulnerable, including the following groups:

  • Children
  • Young people
  • Elderly residents
  • People with special needs

 Spectacle: How did it all begin?

Carys: I identified the group of young people at Penrhys through Phill Davey at On Track. Phill had previously worked with some of the members and so arranged our first meeting. This took the form of a consultation, undertaken at Penrhys Partnership. The consultation looked at the groups thoughts, feelings and views on Risky Behaviour, its impact on the individual as well as the wider community and the services available or not in response to these impacts.

Spectacle: What’s next for the project?

Carys: Since the consultation, the group have applied for a grant to create a short film exploring Risky Behaviour and its impacts. They successfully achieved the funding through the GwirVol grants, having presented their project along with a short trailer of the film to a panel of young people assembled by Interlink. This was a great achievement. The group were also asked to present a short scene at a Co-production event at the Radisson Hotel in Cardiff. This was a great success. The next step is a community consultation evening, whereby the group will invite the whole of the community to share their views, thoughts and feelings about Risky Behaviour, as well as their access to services.

Following this, the group will then concentrate on creating the short film, working alongside professional writers and directors.

To view the short trailer click here





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


The Red Devils


Duelling Diablo’s (Kriston)

kriston juggle (2)

King of the Devils (Tristan)

tristan telescope (2)

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.

Themed AGM 2013


To our themed AGM 2013

 Guest Speakers Include:

Abdul Shayek from Youth of Creative Arts

Mark Smith from Making Minds

Jacqui Rafferty from Journeys

Wednesday 17th of July, 6 p.m

The Gallery, Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd, CF37 2DP

Come to our Annual General Meeting to learn about what we do, who we work with, socialise and enjoy a buffet.

 If you would like to attend please R.S.V.P to jade.emanuel@spectacletheatre.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you


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