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The Shell Seekers

The Shell Seekers
Written by Rosamunde Pilcher
Directed by Wendy Reynolds
18 – 23 October 2010

This is the story of Penelope Keeling and her family and the passion and heartbreak that have held them together for three generations. The location of the play moves between time and place beginning with Penelope’s return to her Cotswold home from hospital in the present day. The story continues through the advent of three children and Penelope’s desertion by her husband, with the pull of Cornwall ever present.


Penelope Keeling – Pauline Ellard
Nancy – Tina Crook
Olivia – Kirsty Duncombe
Noel – Hugh Wootton
Lawrence Stern – Martin Gilby
Young Penny/Antonia – Jenny McKiernan
Danus/Richard – Paul Newman
Ellen – Diane Ash
Roy Brookner – Colin Bailey
George – Pat McNamee


Stage Manager – Peter Homan
Set Designer / Scenic Artist – Peter Homan
Painting – Wendy Reynolds, Pat McNamee, Pete Homan, Tina Crook, Jason Harvey, Keyano Verona, Ken Swan
Sound – Ken Swan, Ricky Cranfield
Lighting – Mike Ovary, Catherine Andrews, Andy Wooliscroft
Props/Crew – Leslie Walsh, Pat Richardson, Wendy Reynolds
Wardrobe – Marjorie Sawyer, Carole Bramall
Continuity – Betty Bailey
Costumes – Erith Playhouse, Stage Costume, Cast

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