This event – originally scheduled for 2pm on Thursday 23 February – will now take place 9am Friday 24 February


Packed with live music, audience participation, and all the sights and sounds of the sea this much-loved story will be brought to life for children aged 3+, their friends and families.

Join us for an all new musical storytelling extravaganza to celebrate 40 years of Ronda and David Armitage’s The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch.

‘What could stop the seagulls pecking?
Stop them eating up my lunch?
My delicious food they’re wrecking
As they gobble, crunch, and munch!’

For lighthouse keeper, Mr Grinling, lunch is the highlight of the day. But Mr Grinling isn’t the only one who enjoys the delicious food. Some greedy seagulls keep stealing his lunch!Can Mr and Mrs Grinling come up with a plan to stop them?

Created and performed by Gareth Cooper and Nicola Sangster
With direction from Gemma Colclough

Illustration Copyright © David Armitage, 1994
Images reproduced by permission of Scholastic Ltd

Age guide: 3+ (you know your kids best – this is a recommendation, not a restriction)


Approx 60 mins


"Enthusiastic and adroit performances from its cast of three, and well-judged amounts of audience participation add up to a sweet little Christmassy treat for the under"
"The young audience were delighted"
"A little gem of children’s theatre"
"There could not be a better way than this, to introduce your young child to theatre"
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