Project Description

The Man With Green Hair

Written in 1997. Originally staged at the Bristol Old Vic.

A breakneck, witty play based on the true story of the Camelford water poisoning incident, when aluminium sulphate was placed in the wrong tank at South West Water treatment works in North Cornwall.

There is also a version of the play set in North America.


A biting satirical comedy set behind the scenes at ‘Cubert pollution control’ where heroes Milt and Patsy engage in a desperate battle with the bureaucrats to find out and expose the truth.

This is a story that has not gone away. Autopsies carried out as recently as 3 weeks ago have shown high levels of aluminium in bodies from the Camelford area.’ BBC Cornwall Theatre and Arts. 29-10-08