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The new performance dates for "London Wall" are:
Wednesday 12th July
Thursday 13th July
Friday 14th July
Saturday 15th July
All performances will be at 7:30pm, doors at 7.
Tickets are available now and can be booked online here,
or purchased from Fair & Fabulous in Newcastle Emlyn.
Our next production marks a bit of a change for the Attic Players. “London Wall” by John Van Druten is the first period drama we have produced for some years now and it is a great play. The action is set in a firm of solicitors in 1931, at a time when there were 2.7 million unemployed in the UK. This dramatic comedy shows the situation many women faced: a life of low-wage drudgery in offices, from which matrimony offered the only escape.
The play is full of strong characters, focussing in particular on the dilemma faced by 19-year-old newcomer Pat, who is pursued avidly by the office Casanova and rather less diligently by a downstairs shipping clerk. As a warning of the awful fate that may await her, we see Miss Janus, still slaving away for three quid a week and with a very uncertain future in the marriage stakes. There is plenty of humour and Van Druten has some shrewd things to say about sexual double standards and the desire of the boss that every worker becomes "as nearly as possible an automaton or a machine".
The Attic Players production of “London Wall” is directed by Melanie Davies.
"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