Glass Eels

"Glass Eels" is a play written by Nell Leyshon, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2003.The play has also been performed on stage at the Hampstead Theatre, it is the second part of a planned quartet of Somerset plays covering the four seasons, the first being the award winning "Comfort Me with Apples". [cite web
last = Spencer
first = Charles
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title = Glass Eels - a whirlpool of emotion
publisher = The Telegraph
date = 11/07/2007
url = http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2007/07/11/bteels111.xml
accessdate = 2008-08-27
]

The play is set on the Somerset Levels one August, probably on the River Parrett. While it explores a young girl's sexual awakening, and her acceptance of past loss, it also concerns eel fishing and a dying rural way of life.

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