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The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch

Sun 7 May, 11am & 2pm

| £9 | £7 concessions

For ages 3+
2pm performance includes a post-show Q&A with author Ronda Armitage

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

MUSIC…MAYHEM…MUSTARD! 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 3+, their friends and families. 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?

An all new musical extravaganza to celebrate 40 years of Ronda and David Armitage’s children’s classic.

Created and performed by Gareth Cooper & Nicola Sangster
Directed by Gemma Colclough

Don’t miss your chance to meet The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch author, and ask her your questions about the creation of Mr & Mrs Grinling and those pesky seagulls, in our Q&A with Ronda Armitage. This will follow the 2pm show and be chaired by Nicola Sangster. 

Ronda Author Image

About Ronda Armitage
Ronda moved from her home town in New Zealand to the UK in 1974 with her husband David and their two young children for a working holiday. For many years Ronda lived on a farm by the sea. At night, as she lay in bed she could see the flashing light from an island lighthouse looking after the ships. But it was a visit with the children to the cliffs above the Beachy Head lighthouse near Eastbourne that gave Ronda and David the true inspiration for their first story. “What’s that for Dad?” asked observant, four-year-old Joss, pointing at a cable dropping down to the lighthouse. “For the lighthouse keeper’s lunch,” replied David, with characteristic Australian wit. An invention of course, but Ronda decided that it would make a wonderful story. Ronda’s next title, A Mighty Bitey Creature, published by Walker Books is due out in October.