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1/3. The Periwinkle and the Hermit Crab.
The Periwinkle played by Bill Wallis and the Hermit Crab played by Geoffrey Palmer, reveal the truth about life in a rock pool, in the first of three very funny salty tales, written and introduced by Lynne Truss, with a soundscape by Chris Watson, and recorded at the QEH Theatre in Bristol as part of BBC Radio 4's 'More than Words' festival.
For the joke-loving Periwinkle, life is all about entertaining his neighbours as he roves around the rocks annoying the Hermit Crab, the Sea Anemone, the Goby Fish, the Limpet, and the Lugworm with his terrible jokes. But life in the rock pool isn't all laughter and fun as the Periwinkle reveals when he recalls his encounter with a giant gull - and a near- death adventure!
Meanwhile the Hermit Crab stuck in shell with a Ragworm who doesn't do their fair share of the housework, a parasitic barnacle and worst of all an Anemone on his roof who spends all her time exercising; thump, thump, thump. There's no peace 'down below' for the crab. And just when it looks like life couldn't get any worse, a crowd of children arrive at the rock pool with their fishing nets. The Hermit Crab scuttles into the back of his shell for safety and waits for the worst to happen!
Periwinkle : Bill Wallis
Hermit Crab : Geoffrey Palmer
Written and introduced by Lynne Truss
Sound design by Chris Watson
Produced by Sarah Blunt.
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