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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Preview: Three Keepers at Washington Arts Centre




The Lamp Shines Brightly for Second
Three Keepers Tour

Three Keepers
Washington Arts Centre
Wednesday 30 March 2016

Cast L-R: Thomas Goodwin as Old Tom,
Derek Elwood as Dick, Gareth Cooper as Young Arry
Photo: Tim Cross, 
© WinterWalker, 2015
Acclaimed Derbyshire based physical theatre company WinterWalker returns this spring with the second tour of their popular family show, Three Keepers.

Three Keepers undertook its first major tour last year and following significant demand from theatres across the country, returns in 2016.

Cast L-R: Derek Elwood as Dick, Gareth Cooper as Young Arry,
Thomas Goodwin as Old Tom
Photo: Tim Cross, © WinterWalker, 2015
Set around Flounder Rock Lighthouse, Three Keepers is a silent comedy for the whole family which blends physical theatre, original music, inventive dance and slapstick comedy to tell the tale of Old Tom, Dick and Young ‘Arry.

It’s Young ‘Arry’s first day- he’s dreamt of a life of adventure, so long as he can bring his teddy. Wise Old Tom and uptight Dick are there to teach ‘Arry the ropes, but he’s pretty hopeless. When the storm of the century threatens Flounder Rock, will the lamp shine true? Will disaster strike? Will they run out of biscuits?

Cast L-R: Thomas Goodwin as Old Tom,
Derek Elwood as Dick, Gareth Cooper as Young Arry
Photo: Tim Cross, © WinterWalker, 2015
Three Keepers Director Kitty Winter said of the show: “We’re delighted that there has been such demand for Three Keepers and that we are returning with a second tour. We have been overwhelmed by our previous audiences’ reactions to the show, so it’s fantastic to have the opportunity to share the story with more families across the country.”

Thomas Goodwin as Old Tom
Photo: Tim Cross, © WinterWalker, 2015
Composer Wayne Walker-Allen added: “We have always felt that there isn’t enough good theatre out there for the whole family. It was a really important part of the devising process that we created a show that could be equally enjoyed by children, parents and grandparents. Three Keepers is a silly, nostalgic and fun comingof age story that charms adults and children alike, but, saying that, you don’t have to be a child, or even bring a child, to enjoy the show!” The production and tour have been made possible with support from Arts Council England’s National Lottery-funded Grants for the Arts programme.

PeterKnott, Area Director, Arts Council England, said: “We’re delighted to be investing in the national tour of Three Keepers following its success in 2015. One of our ambitions is for family audiences of all ages to enjoy great arts and culture together. It’s great to see the Arts Council’s Lottery investment making this happen.”

Tickets:
So round up the whole family and make your way to Washington Arts Centre on Wednesday 30 March 2016 at
11.00am & 2.00pm for the Three Keepers. Tickets cost £6.50 and can be purchased from the Box Office on:
0191 219 3455 and online from www.artscentrewashington.co.uk.




 

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