Letters from the Lighthouse

Written by: Emma Carroll; Adapted by Adrian Rawlins
Directed by: Mike Friend
Thursday 1st - Saturday 31st December
7.30pm & selected matinees
Price: £24 Standard / £23 Concession (Over 65) / £19 (16-22) / £14 Child (Under 16)

After the success of Frost Hollow Hall we return this Christmas with the first adaptation of award winning author Emma Carroll’s acclaimed novel Letters From The Lighthouse.

February 1941. After months of bombing raids in London, twelve year old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is Mr Ephraim the lighthouse keeper, but it seems he has a secret!

But Olive has a secret of her own… Her older sister Sukie went missing in an air raid, leaving a coded note which suggests she is involved in something dark and impossibly dangerous. Olive embarks on a thrilling adventure determined to get to the bottom of the mystery.


Special Performances:

Thursday 1st & Tuesday 6th December – 2 for 1 on all standard tickets

Wednesday 7th December, 2.30pm – Relaxed Performance* (see explanation at the bottom of the page for more information)

10th, 14th, 17th, 21st, 24th, 28th, 30th, 31st – Matinees



“A gripping adventure” – The Guardian

“A triumph” – The Bookseller

“Carroll sews together accessible history with a cracking plot and a character to love in the strong, principled Olive” – The Times, Children’s Book of the Week.



*What is a relaxed performance?

A relaxed performance is where the auditorium environment and our theatre “rules” are relaxed.

This performance is ideal for people with learning disabilities, autism, sensory communication disorders, or anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment. East Riding Theatre’s relaxed performance will have the:

  • House lights slightly raised
  • Freedom for people to walk around, and go in and out of the auditorium as they wish
  • Music quieter

The Christmas show team will change certain aspects of Letters from the Lighthouse so that people’s needs have been considered. For example, specific lines or movements may be altered and sound effects may be turned down.


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