We Are Not Shellfish

A play with puppets and masks

by Zoe Hinks


On the East coast of Kent, 11 year old Leah finds a message in a bottle. Inside is a phone number from a child living in the forest near Calais. With the help of an octopus, Leah hatches a plan to build a boat and sail the channel.

Narrated by Leah’s goldfish, Bertie and Cassandra,

We Are Not Shellfish is an alternative coming of age story,about a girl with the imagination, courage and ambition to change the world.

‘Heartfelt, anarchic theatre at its best’ – Queer Puppets Cabaret

Tour dates


Saturday 14th April, 12pm at Moving Parts Festival, Newcastle. Cluny 2 (half hour Scratch performance FREE)


Weekends 11th, 12th, 25th, 26th May, 4pm at Brighton Spiegeltent: Bosco


Friday 7th June 7pm Poulton Woods Nature Reserve


Sunday 9th June 4pm Carn Marth Amphitheatre, Redruth


Saturday 13th 7.30pm and Sunday 14th 4pm at JAM on the Marsh Festival, Church of St George, Ivychurch


Friday 30th August at Smugglers Festival time tbc


Photography by: Simon Baines, Nikos Kolios, Sam Thomas, Emma Bailey, Zinta Gercans, Harriet Layhe, Lisa Dear

& Joanna Carter.

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