Theatre review: The Shell Seekers at Rotherham Civic Theatre

By Michael Upton | 08/10/2019

Theatre review: The Shell Seekers at Rotherham Civic Theatre

RELATIVES will clash and family history will be unpicked on-stage in the am-dram show at the Civic this week.

Rotherhams big stage welcomes the return of Phoenix Players for their production of The Shell Seekers every evening from tonight until Saturday at 7.15pm.

Based on the prize-winning novel by Rosamund Pilcher, the story revolves around a family at odds with themselves over their mothers refusal to sell her much-loved and very valuable painting, named The Shell Seekers.

Deep divisions are exposed between the siblings, particularly at the will reading, which follows the mothers story from flashbacks to the Second World War and reveals why the painting means so much.

Director Julie Webb said the show would provide a debut for two Phoenix newcomers, adding: “It is always good to have new faces, especially from the younger end.”

Phoenix have already marked their diaries with Agatha Christie's Verdict in January and One Man Two Guvnors in May.

Tickets for The Shell Seekers are priced at £9.50 and are available from the Civic box office on 01709 823621 or from