The Selfish Shellfish

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‘’The Selfish Shellfish’’ is a musical play by David Wood, with incidental music by Peter Pontzen.

The original text

The play looks at the serious contemporary issue of oil pollution in an entertaining, though not flippant, way. Commissioned by the Farnham Repertory Company, the play was first performed in 1983 at the Redgrave Theatre, Farnham. Later that year, Whirligig Theatre toured the play throughout the UK, including Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1989: Produced by the Dramatic Society of East London in collaboration with the East London Museum at the Guild Theatre, directed by Michele Brandenburger.


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