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A tale of mermaids and mochas, lost love and lost treasure, by Barbara Pease Weber.


or buy tickets in person at Fair and Fabulous,
Newcastle Emlyn


Striking a perfect balance between comedy and romance, this fun, nautical play brings fabulous mermaids, seafood chowder and snow to Newcastle Emlyn!

The play is set in Sea Hags, a seaside B&B and Café run by two sisters, Oceana and Coral.  Alas, times are hard and the B&B has seen better days.  It is a cold, miserable day in early January when the play takes place and the weather forecast is for a major storm to hit, bringing with it snow and high winds.  ‘What a way to start the New Year’ quips Coral, ‘Flat broke and snowbound’.  But things are about to get just a little bit more interesting.

A coastguard by the name of Nathan claims to have been saved from drowning by a mermaid!  By an odd twist of fate, he ends up in the B&B needing a room for the night when he gets stranded by the blizzard.  Here he meets a regular customer by the name of Floyd who has his own mermaid tale to tell.  Add in the appearance of the very mermaid who saved Nathan’s life and the revelation of just a couple of other well-hidden secrets, and the play rolls along, at times anarchically, to a happy but perhaps unpredictable end.

To accompany the play, the audience are invited to enjoy an immersive experience, so why not come and indulge in some festive fare with mince pies and mulled wine being served by members of the Sea Hags café.  And please make sure your children enter the colouring competition to win a share of the mermaid’s treasure – oh didn’t we mention that every mermaid has her own stash of gold and jewels?  All of the entries will be displayed in the theatre.

And to round off the performances, our resident ‘DJ’ will be providing a suitable musical backdrop to the proceedings.  So come along and enjoy a couple of hours of entertainment at The Attic Theatre, Newcastle Emlyn’s own splendid little theatre.

The Attic Players production of “Foolish Fishgirls and the Pearl” is directed by Martyn Buck.

28th November 2018 | 7:30pm
29th November 2018 | 7:30pm
30th November 2018 | 7:30pm
1st December 2018 | 2:30pm (matinee)
1st December 2018 | 7:30pm

Doors open at 7pm for evening performances, 2pm for the matinee.

Tickets £8 (under 16s £6.50) available from 1st November 2018.
Special offer for online booking: Buy 10 tickets, get one free!
(Discount only available for online bookings)

Foolish Fishgirls colouring |
Click on the download button on the left to get your copy of our special Foolish Fishgirls and the Pearl themed colouring sheet. Once you'd downloaded the picture, print it off, colour it in (or get someone in your party who is a colouring expert!), and bring it along to one of our performances. The audience member submitting the best work on each performance night will win their share of the mermaids' treasure!


"The Attic Players is an amateur group committed to producing the highest quality live entertainment. The Attic Theatre is situated in Cawdor Hall under the clock tower in the centre of Newcastle Emlyn."

Click here to read all about the Film Festival hosted by Attic in 2014

Please note: the Attic Theatre is on the first floor of a listed building. The public entrance is at the top of a stone staircase outside the building with no wheelchair access. The Attic Players apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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