The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch: Interactive Online Show

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The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch: Interactive Online Show

Venue Online
Dates 30 July - 06 August 2021
Category Live Streamed Digital Event

Riverside Theatres Digital presents
by Ali Gordon
Based on the book by Ronda and David Armitage

Lackaday, lackaday – Mr Grinling is a lighthouse keeper with a big, hungry problem. Every day Mrs Grinling transports his lunch by fly-wire across water and waves. But presently, it is not Mr Grinling, but the pesky seagulls who eat their fill. So Mrs Grinling, Mr Grinling and Hamish The Cat put heads and paws together so the lighthouse keeper can have his lunch.

Join theatre artist Ali Gordon in this devilishly simple adaptation of the modern classic picture book The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage. With whimsy, windswept humour and a musical kick, children and adults will be charmed.

Together, at home, you can play along with this show, presented LIVE online via Zoom. In this interactive screen experience, Ali Gordon talks directly to your children and invites everyone to participate using props from around your house.

Recommended for ages 3+

“A show that you can watch and be a part of (with your own props!) from your lounge room? Yes, please. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch is pure magic. So much fun we wanted to do it all again, immediately! – Mum of Margot (age 5)

“How do you get inside the book?”- Foxy (age 5)

“We have read the books on repeat (and I seriously mean repeat!) for a while. We also have the CDs in the car that we listen to the audio. You did a FABULOUS job Ali doing the book justice. Great getting the kids involved. Fabulous!!!! 5 stars – Mum of Ella and Flora (ages 4 and 2)

Thanks so much for today – the boys really enjoyed this morning and have been chatting about it since. We’ve read the book twice as part of the InitiaLit program and looking at different characters, so today was perfect to build on their understanding. – Sydney K/1 Teacher, Mosman Prep

How You Can Access
Streaming live into your home. This show will be available once only on Zoom. This show is a live streamed experience, and will not be available to view online after the event. The Zoom link will be sent to you 24 hours before the show with your ticket. All you need to participate is access to a device with a good internet connection and sound. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 years must be visible in a common space with the child online. You will be provided with the option to provide first names or preferred name of the child when joining online to Zoom. Limit of 45 tickets for the show.

You are welcome to share and watch the performance as a family in one household.

Please note there is no transaction fee for this performance.

Need Help?
If you’re having issues connecting to our stream, click here to download our Zoom FAQ’s to help you.


Created by Ali Gordon

Based on the book by Ronda and David Armitage

Associate Director Alicia Gonzalez

Animation Sarah Eddowes

With Ali Gordon

Zoom Technicians Jeromaia Detto and Charlotte Wiltshire

Suitable for years: Years K-2

(Stages ES1- 1)

Curriculum Links and Resources

Download the Curriculum Links here: The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch Curriculum Links

Schools Bookings
For further information and to book please contact our Education Booking Coordinator on 8839 3308 or email, or fill in our Schools Bookings Form here.

The school group booking price includes up to 25 zoom log ins/connections, so all students, whether learning from home or on site at school may still participate. More than one student can attend on each log in but must have a teacher or parent/guardian present in the room.

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Ticket Prices

Riverside Members $10.00
Non-Members $12.00
School Group (25 log ins) $80.00