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The Premiere screening of "Tunnel Vision" was held at the Attic Theatre on Friday 28th February, 2014, and was a thoroughly glitzy affair. Members of the cast and crew along with many of the JAGS who appeared in the film, owners of locations used, supporters of our Indiegogo campaign and several students from Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn who also feature as extras in some scenes were invited to walk the red carpet, enjoy pink fizz and a chance to mingle before the film started at 8pm. The event was definitely something out of the ordinary for Newcastle Emlyn and passers by looked on curiously as a sprinkling of Tinseltown arrived in west Wales!
Also invited to the Premiere was journalist Sue Lewis from the Tivy-side. She was evidently impressed with "Tunnel Vision" and wrote this review of the film for the newspaper: (Click to enlarge)
During the weekend immediately following the Premiere, the Theatre continued to be "CinemAttic" for two days as we hosted the first ever Gŵyl Ffilm Emlyn Film Festival. Click here to read all about this exciting event, and future film-related plans.
26/12/13 | Thank you to everyone who came along to the Theatre in the run-up to Christmas to enjoy with us the fun and magic of our traditional pantomime "The Sleeping Beauty" written and directed by David Goddard. Now to brighten up the post-Christmas period the Attic Players in association with GoldHill Productions are proud to present the trailer for their forthcoming supernatural thriller feature film "Tunnel Vision"! Click here to find out more and watch the trailer...
12/12/13 | "The Sleeping Beauty" opens tonight at the Attic Theatre in Newcastle Emlyn. Tickets for both shows on the final date (Saturday 21st) have completely SOLD OUT so make sure you get your tickets for one of the other performances if you haven't already done so. Click here to book online. See you there!
10/11/13 | Rehearsals for this year's pantomime "The Sleeping Beauty" are progressing well - only just over a month till opening night! Click here to see some exclusive pre-production photos. Tickets will be available online and in our new outlet, "Fair and Fabulous" in Newcastle Emlyn very soon: We'll let you know when, for now form an orderly queue! In the meantime, post-production for the GoldHill/Attic feature film "Tunnel Vision" is coming to an end, with just some soundtrack work to finish. The film will be premiered to the public at our Film Festival over the weekend of 1st and 2nd of March 2014, with regular screenings during the two weeks following that. Speaking of which, if you or anyone you know has recently made a film or are in the process of doing so, please click on the Film Festival link to the right of this page to get in contact about having it screened as part of our event!
07/10/13 | Thank you to all our supportive audiences who came to watch the recent Attic Players production "A Twist in the Tale". We had great fun bringing seven brand new stories to life and we hope you enjoyed watching them! Click here to read more about the production. Rehearsals are now underway for this year's pantomime, "The Sleeping Beauty" by David Goddard, which will be on this December at the Attic Theatre.
26/06/13 | Coming soon to Attic: We are getting excited about a few things coming to the Theatre in the coming months! As of this week rehearsals have started for the forthcoming production "A Twist in the Tale" which will be on the stage later this summer. Click the 'In Production' link for more information. Also this summer we will be starting a new venture, Attic Cinema! In advance of the Emlyn Film Festival which we are hosting in early 2014 we are in the process of installing a brand new HD projection system with surround sound. To make the most of this equipment we will be having a series of one-off, themed Film Nights where we will screen for the public a classic film - the kind you don't get a chance to see on the big screen any more. This plan is still in the early stages, but watch this space for more information as it develops. We hope to start these events sometime next month. Finally, and also related to the Film Festival project, many of you are probably aware that the Attic Players are involved in making a feature film called "Tunnel Vision". Shooting for the film is within weeks of completion, at which point Attic member and "Tunnel Vision" co-director Branwen will be moving into the lengthy post-production phase. Expect screenings of "Tunnel Vision" in early 2014.
23/06/13 | Success in Washington Square Park: The Attic Players recently presented their spring production, John A Penzotti's play "Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench". Thank you, as always, to our fabulous audiences who came along and enjoyed this intriguing play at our cosy theatre, with newly renovated seats! Read more about the show in our 'Recent Successes' page.
28/04/13 | Online success: We debuted our online ticketing system for the first time during the run-up to our Christmas 2012 production of 'Allo 'Allo, and for the JAGS production "Pandora's Box". The system worked brilliantly and we're looking forward to encouraging more of our customers to use this simple and convenient method of buying tickets in the future. Why not try buying your tickets for the next Attic production by following the various links on this page? It's so easy, and will save you time!
28/04/13 | Into 2013: Having returned from the Continent after our hilarious excursion to wartime France for 'Allo 'Allo, the Attic Players have been very busy bees, as always! New flooring has been installed in the auditorium and the seat refurbishment (SOS) is just about complete. The theatre is looking better than ever! Rehearsals are well underway for the current production, and in between times many of the Players have been experiencing all the fun involved in film acting, under the careful directorship of Branwen and Suzanne Munn as the principle shooting for the feature film "Tunnel Vision" continues. Most of the film should be 'in the can' by August, at which point the film will move into post-production where Branwen and her trusty computers will weave their magic as the footage is edited together and enhanced with music, sound, special effects and all sorts of wow-factor trickery! Expect more news on "Tunnel Vision" as the year progresses, and watch out for screenings of our masterpiece at the Theatre in early 2014.
27/11/12 | JAGS production: The Junior Attic Group, also known as JAGS, announce a special production to be performed on Monday 17th December at 7pm in the Attic Theatre. The show is called "Pandora's Box" and features a variety of interesting pieces of theatre, all presented by our enthusiastic and talented young people. Please come along and support them!
JAGS meet weekly at the theatre and is a fabulous place for young people to get involved in all things stage-related! For more information about the group please visit our 'Contact Us' page and send us a message.
08/11/12 | Double news update!:
Very exciting news about an Attic-related project happening during the next 18 months: The Attic Players are teaming up with Branwen and Suzanne Munn's GoldHill Productions to produce a feature length film entitled "Tunnel Vision". Currently in pre-production with shooting planned for summer 2013, "Tunnel Vision" is a supernatural thriller set in west Wales and will involve a large cast, mostly consisting of members of Attic. The film production will culminate in spring 2014 with a special event Gŵyl Ffilm Emlyn Film Festival when "Tunnel Vision" will be premiered alongside other work by local amateur film-makers. Budding amateur film-makers wishing to contribute to the festival can find more information here.
The "Save Our Seats" project is nearing completion. All but two rows of the seats have now been lovingly renovated by the multi-talented Winston Munn. When the seats are all finished they will be temporarily removed (again!) to allow us to install new flooring on the raised seating area before being fixed in their permanent positions. Name plaques will be the finishing touch. A big 'thank you' once again to all the kind supporters of the SoS campaign. We couldn't have done it without you!
30/09/12 | After all the bitter-sweet beauty of "Mixed Doubles", rehearsals are now well underway for the next Attic production. "'Allo 'Allo" by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft features all your favourite characters from the hilarious BBC TV series, and, if the constant supply of laughter already evident among the cast and crew at rehearsals is anything to go by, will have our audiences in stitches throughout! With a large, talented cast this production celebrates the steady growth in membership the company has enjoyed during the past few years and we look forward to bringing lots of fun to the unsuspecting Newcastle Emlyn public in December.
31/07/12 | Thank you to our fabulous audiences for "Mixed Doubles", directed by Erin Kavanagh. A series of vignettes by different playwrights exploring the emotional subject of marriage, ranging from a honeymooning couple through to a silver wedding anniversary and a discussion upon the mortality of love.
10/03/12 | To liven up your spring and hurry in the summer feeling, the Attic Players presented "The End of the Pier Show" on April 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th. Seaside-flavoured songs and fun from the 20s and 30s to mark Attic's 80th birthday!
10/03/12 | SOS is in operation! Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful audiences during the pantomime, and the charitable donation of £500 from The Emlyn Circle C.I.C. in January, we have already made a good start in re-covering out seats. Thanks to the efforts of Winston Munn we now have a total of 12 seats completed and another 6 almost finished. Come along to our next production and see for yourselves, you will be amazed at the transformation. Click here to read more about the "Save Our Seats" campaign.
The red carpet
Stacey pouring the fizz
The stars of Tunnel Vision arrive
The audience take their seats
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"We are a group founded to persue performing arts. We are lucky in having our own theatre available to us all the time, namely the Attic Theatre in Cawdor Hall (above the indoor market and Hanes Emlyn) right in the middle of Newcastle Emlyn."
Click here to read all about the Film Festival hosted by Attic in 2014