Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps

Friday 8th November 18:00. £6  (Age 7+).  SIGNED PERFORMANCE

A first for the Community Centre, this show will be suitable for the deaf and hard of hearing as it will be a signed performance.

Celebrated poet and broadcaster MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG (Radio 4, Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music poet in residence,) stars in this thrilling new family performance perfect for audiences young and old!

The story opens after a funeral –  

As a result of the death of both his parents our hero – the 7 year old Crispin (or Crispin de Quincy de Faversham Clumps-to give him his full name) inherits his ancestral home – Raddlesham Mumps. He finds himself in a huge empty house with only an ancient butler for company. And when that butler, Kenilworth, begins to tell him of the bizarre and hilarious deaths of his deeply eccentric ancestors our story takes flight on darkly comic wings.

The acclaimed Raddlesham Mumps mixes compelling story telling of a Gothic tale with a brilliant musical score (by Arun Ghosh), oodles of theatricality and a touch of exquisite silliness. It will make your family shudder and laugh out loud.

https://vimeo.com/358465550

‘‘A gloriously Gothic tale…
a real theatrical treat.’’

Colchester Gazette
(read the review here >>)

‘‘’A thoroughly enjobable show for children and their adults.’’
 

What people are saying about The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps:

‘‘’THIS! THIS! See this! Young, old and everyone before, after and inbetween! @MurrayLYoung’s latest masterpiece (and he’s had a few)’’

Matt Everitt (BBC 6 Music)

‘‘’Just seen the beautifully staged #RaddleshamMumps at @WiltonMusicHall with @ijoeallen being utterly brilliant & the fiercely clever @MurrayLYoung delivering in fine style.’’

Marcus Brigstock

‘‘A fearsome but funny, perfectly metrical gothic tale of dynasty, death, revenge and hope. Fantastic word play, lots of gruesome. Lovely moral.’’

Michael Rosen

On Murray’s previous childrens’ work – Modern Cautionary Tales for Children:

‘‘The big bad boy of performance poetry turns out to the greatest children’s performer in the world.’’
Kate Copstic, The Scotsman
 
On Murray Lachlan Young:

‘‘I urge you to adorn yourselves with him.’’
Fi Glover BBC Radio 4

 
‘‘Simply brilliant, hysterically funny and strangely moving.’’ Claudia Winkleman
 
‘‘His exquisite wordsmithery, his sublime observations and the joyous smile of recognition that stretches across my heart each time I read or hear his laser musings!’’
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