Friday, 19 April 2013

Shell Seekers (theatre)

Polegate Community Association Drama Group's forthcoming production of The Shell Seekers might have passed me by completely were it not for the advertising board by the Level Crossing that I saw on my way home last night. The Company is well-respected and popular locally meaning seats for their shows sell quickly. The Box Office opened on the 9th of April so I hope this post doesn't come too late!

The play was adapted by Terence Brady and Charlotte Bingham from Rosamunde Pilcher's best selling novel The Shell Seekers. It's first UK tour was in 2006. I found a good review of the play (a totally unrelated production) written by Hannah Perlin on the Lippy blog. IT CONTAINS SPOILERS!!

Penelope Keeling is in her sixties and has just come home from hospital after a heart attack. As Penelope's health worsens, she reviews her life from her own viewpoint and also through the eyes of each of her three adult children. Penelope's great treasure is a painting, The Shell Seekers, by her late father which was given to her as a wedding present. She has great emotional attachment to the work but this is not understood by her children who can only see it for it's monetary value. They are keen to get their hands on this inheritance early.

Polegate Community Centre, Wed 8th to Sat 11th May, 19:45.
Sat matinee, 14:45.
Adult tickets £8, children and students £6, available online or in person from Archer and Partners, 48 High Street, Polegate (01323 483348).

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