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The Snail Who Didn’t Want…His Shell, an intergeneration presentation

Date & Time

This programme will be postponed to:
20 June
Show 1: 10am – 10.30am
Show 2: 11am – 11.30am


NTUC Active Ageing Hub
676 Woodlands Drive 71
Singapore 730676



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“I don’t need my shell.”

“Your shell is your home,” the worm explained. “You’re lucky. You can crawl around in the open with your home. My home is a dark and wet hole.”

Should Senthil Snail remove his shell? Senthil loves to race and finds a way to beat his friends… but in the process learns that his shell is more valuable than he first believed it to be.

Inspired by Ramanathan Ramachandran’s The Snail Who Didn’t Want His Shell, theatre director Jeffrey Tan will work with seniors and kindergarteners from NTUC Senior Active Ageing Hub and NTUC My First Skool in Kampong Admiralty to dramatise the book. Local songs will be added to this moving story, and seniors and children will create their own costumes to bring the tale alive.

Organised By

Theatre Today

About the Organiser

Theatre Today is a collective set up by Jeffrey Tan to bring independent artists together to create theatre work for different audiences. Jeffrey is a trained and experienced theatre director, drama educator and arts producer. Theatre Today has worked on commissions such as Crossroads, You Terrorist by the Association of Muslim Professionals in 2016, and MY Bridge of Light with the residents of Marsiling, Yew Tee constituency as part of the Singapore Bicentennial commemorations.