The greats of slapstick inspire tale of three lighthouse keepers

Three Keepers
Three Keepers

The slapstick clowning of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin are among the inspirations for a family show about three lighthouse keepers that is coming to the Castle Theatre in Wellingborough, at 11.30am and 2.30pm on Friday, February 20.

Three Keepers is about wise old Tom, uptight middleman Dick and young ‘Arry who needs to be shown the ropes.

Welcome to Flounder Rock Lighthouse, where the three men live and work, battling the elements and the long lonely night watches, with only each other and the seagulls for company. But when the storm of the century threatens, will disaster strike? Will the lamp shine true? Will the biscuits run out?

The Winter Walker company use physical theatre, music, puppetry and dance to tell a story of laughter, loneliness and life. Tickets, priced £5 for adults £5 and £7 for under 16s, are available on 01933 270 007 or online at The show is suitable for ages eight and over.