The Shell Seekers tells the story of Penelope Keeling, the daughter of unconventional parents (an artist father and his much-younger French wife). The play shifts in time as she examines her past relationships with her adult children. Penelope’s life from young womanhood to the present is revealed in pieces, from her own point of view and those of her children. When Penelope and her children discover that her most treasured possession, her father’s painting, The Shell Seekers, is now worth a small fortune, it is Penelope who must make the decisions that will determine whether they can continue to survive as a family, or be split apart.
Ann Warr is to produce the play and the cast is as following:
Penelope Jenny Stock Roy Brookner Terry Collister
Olivia Helen Evans Ellen Anne Condon
Nancy Lynette Clement George To be confirmed
Noel John Mulligan Antonia Anna Nelson
Lawrence Bob Croft Young Penny Faye Hunter
Danus/Richard Adam Stubbs