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.
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)
On Murray’s previous childrens’ work – Modern Cautionary Tales for Children:
Kate Copstic, The Scotsman
‘‘I urge you to adorn yourselves with him.’’
Fi Glover BBC Radio 4